Thursday, January 5, 2012

It's 2012 orientation time!!!

Skagit County Sheriff Search and Rescue

Winter/Spring training 2012 is starting soon!!

Orientation Night - Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 @ 18:30 

If you are 14 years or older, enjoy the outdoors, and have a desire to serve others in your community, this may  be an opportunity for you.  Join us for the orientation meeting listed above.

Trainings will be Wednesday evenings from 18:30 - 21:00 and approximately one weekend per month through June.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Highland Games a success!

Skagit Highland Games July 9 & 10
Every year in July, Search and Rescue gets the pleasure of working with Skagit Highland games. 
We do their parking detail, which includes set up and take down of the parking areas, flagging (we have certified flaggers!) and directing of general traffic as well.  I have to tell you from working three years in a row with them, this is a wonderful group of people to work with.  They offer free parking for the event as well as a shuttle from the farther parking spots.  If you missed it this year make sure to join us next year!  Always around the same time in July at Edgewater park in Mt Vernon.  Come join us for great food, fun games, AMAZING bagpipes, and  great looking parking folks! 

If you would like Skagit Search and Rescue to assist you with an event please contact us at or  We have medical personnel for first aid tents, certified flaggers and of course excellent hikers!
"If you have an hour, will you not improve that hour, instead of idling it away?"

Lord Chesterfield

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Training Season off to a good start!

Start of training season was on November 3rd.  We have a great group of recruits and I am excited to watch them progress through the training season.  We are restructuring our training season to include online learning.  This way our in class focus can be more hands on and practical experience.  Please join me in welcoming our new recruits and wishing them luck....they'll need it!  If you are interested in joining Skagit Search and Rescue please visit our website for more information. 

Skagit Search and Rescue

"Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence."      Abigail Adams

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Check out our new products!!!!

Skagit SAR now has a Zazzle store!!!  Please check it out, make suggestions, and of course, make a PURCHASE!!!!  This is slowly growing and I will add things as time allows.  Please do not be shy to make a comment or suggestion. 

make custom gifts at Zazzle

Adversity: The only way around is through.   - Robert Frost

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Graduation!!!! March 31st 2010

Congratulations to the recruits for this years training season!  They have pushed through the mud, tackled the bog, navigated over field and stream, and searched the trails.  These are the proud new members of Skagit County Sheriff Search and Rescue and Explorer's!!!
Great job for all the hard work you have put in.  It has been yet another great training season and we have come together as a team.  Welcome to the family!

"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress.
Working together is success."
Henry Ford

Friday, February 19, 2010

Soul Food:

"I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the community, and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.  I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live.  Life is no "brief candle" to me.  It is sort of a splendid torch which I have got hold of for a moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations."  -George Bernard Shaw

This should be SAR's mantra!  I love it, very well said!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Our own Jeff Brown back from Haiti

Jeff Brown just came back from a mission to Haiti.  He was traveling there to help the people that were affected by the horrible earthquakes.  Jeff left early Tuesday morning and flew to the ruins of Jacmel Haiti.  On arrival he quickly awoke to the horrific needs of these people.  Jeff and the rest of the medical team returned home this Sunday, January 24, 2010.  King 5 news interviewed Jeff and the other people that he was traveling with upon return.  Please welcome Jeff home and check out the article on King 5.

King 5-"Local Medics Return Home from Haiti"

Jeff traveled with the International Medical Assistance Team.  Please help them collect donations and send medical teams to Haiti.

International Medical Assistance Team donation link for Haiti

“Those who want to do good are not selfish. They are not in a hurry. They know that to impregnate people with good requires a long time. But evil has wings. To build a house takes time. Its destruction takes none.” 
Mahatma Ghandi