SAR Council and Teams

There are a number of groups that support the SAR program, and all are 501c3 non-profit organizations. The SAR Council is also a 501c3 non-profit and is the overarching support organization for the SAR teams.

The goal of the council is to provide education, financial support, fundraising, marketing and public relations for all the teams. Funds acquired are used to help cover team equipment, training, travel, all-weather clothing and other expenses.

Each team has their area of expertise and one member from each team has a representative on the Council. In conjunction with the SCSO, the SAR Council coordinates four mock exercises per year.

For questions about the Council, please contact the SAR Council.

To donate to the Search and Rescue Council, please click here.

Thank you in advance for your support!

SAR Teams

All members are required to be certified to be a part of the SAR program. Certification is done through a 40-60 hour academy run by the Sheriff's Office.

We are always looking for new volunteers, so if you are interested, please click here for more information.

Explorer Search And Rescue (ESAR)

Spokane's ESAR trains youth and young adults in search and rescue techniques, survival, communications, and first-aid. They assist law enforcement in missing and lost person searches, as well as with evidence recovery in many major crimes. 
ESAR Website | Join Search and Rescue

Inland Northwest Search and Rescue (INSAR)

INSAR provides search and rescue personnel and resources that are available 24/7 and can work all seasons in wilderness, rural and/or urban environments. 
Join Search and Rescue

Intermountain Search Dogs (ISD)

ISD provides professionally trained dogs and handlers to assist with air scent, trailing, and human remains detection. 
ISD Website | Join Search and Rescue

Winter Knights (WK)

Winter Knights provide ATV support in summer and snow mobile support in winter. 
Winter Knights Website | Join Search and Rescue