KING COUNTY SEARCH & RESCUE
Bringing loved ones to their families is our passion.
Among the oldest, largest, and most-active volunteer search and rescue teams in the United States.
TRAINED, SKILLED RESPONDERS
More than 200 times each year, the citizen first responders of King County Search and Rescue are called to provide essential emergency services. Missions range from backcountry technical rescues to urban searches for a missing person with dementia to community aid during natural disasters. Nine specialized units with six hundred members (registered Washington State emergency workers) train and stay ready to respond when called. Combined, they dedicate more than 49,000 hours to mission response and training each year. The King County SAR teams deliver an estimated $8 Million in public safety value to Washington State each year.
Our volunteers reunite families and save lives
We do much more than find lost hikers
Urban Missing Persons
Police Evidence Searches
Our units are deployed by the King County Sheriff’s Office.
Our volunteers are registered Emergency Workers with the Washington State Department of Emergency Management.
Specialized Units Working Together
Each unit within the King County Search and Rescue Association is a separate 501c3 nonprofit organization.
We Never Charge for Our Services
DONATION & GRANT FUNDED