Spokane County Search and Rescue

Spokane County Search and Rescue is an all volunteer, non-profit, search and rescue unit operating under the authority of the Spokane County Sherrif's Department. The Spokane County Sherrif's Department assigns one full-time Deputy to the unit whose primary function is to coordinate the unit, oversee training and manage search and rescue operations.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How many different teams comprise Spokane County Search and Rescue?
Currently, we have a general SAR team, Mountain Rescue, Winter Knights and Intermountain Search Dogs. Find out more here.

What is the time commitment to be a SAR Team Member?
Team members are required to keep all classes/certifications up to date (see requirements) to maintain membership. Individual teams may require additional training hours to remain on their rosters.

How many callouts per year does Spokane County SAR have?
We average 6-12 callouts per year.

When is SAR Academy?
SAR Academy is offered once a year. The next class will tentatively be at the end 2018 / beginning of 2019.

Is there a cost for SAR Academy?
There is a $50 USD fee, which includes all materials, print-outs, binders and a compass.

Ready to get started?

Click here for more information about joining our team.