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The King County Search and Rescue Association
We exist to promote cooperation between the SAR member units, to represent and be their unified voice and to advocate for matters that affect or require the support of multiple units. KCSARA became operational on February 1, 1965 as a 501c non-profit, volunteer group.
We do much more than find lost hikers
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.
We never charge for our services.
100% Donation and Grant Funded
Specialized Units Working Together
Donations are essential for continuing our life saving mission
Lost Hikers Rescued
“Please express my gratitude to all of those people at KCSARA who were involved in rescuing/assisting me at Stevens Pass. The red shirts were a most welcome sight to see.”
“There is not enough thank you’s in the world to say thank you for everything you’ve done and everyone who helped to find our daughter…We are forever grateful.”
“Thank you for rescuing our granddaughter…We appreciate all your time and effort. Our prayers were answered. Bless all of you.”
“I cannot thank you enough for saving my life. I am forever grateful that you found and rescued me…You all were the kindest, most sincere people to have sacrificed your personal time in order to help others. I will never be able to thank you enough…, but I will pay it forward to someone else in their time of need.”
“It’s hard to explain the relief that we felt when we saw the three red jackets, standing on the hill, calling out our names”