Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Register Now for the 2010 Search & Rescue Conference!

Earlier today, CRESA attended a Regional Emergency Management meeting with our SW Washington emergency management partners from Cowlitz, Wahkiakum and Skamania Counties.  We want to thank our Cowlitz partners for writing the following blog post about the exciting event coming up in Skamania County.  So, read on and sign's open to anyone interested in Search and Rescue (even if you aren't affiliated with a SAR program)!

The 2010 Washington State Search and Rescue Conference is coming up on May 21st, 22nd, and 23rd. It will be held at the beautiful Skamania County Fairgrounds, just west of Stevenson, WA (a short 45 min drive from the Portland/Vancouver metro area).

Please join us and take advantage of the many training opportunities available, both classroom and field, and enjoy networking with other SAR teams from the Northwest. You do not need to be a current Search and Rescue volunteer to attend, anyone with interest in Search and Rescue is welcome. For all the info, click here.

There will be pre-conference classes covering: Tracking, ICS, K9, Rope Rescue I, and NASAR SARTECH II Exam.

During the conference there will be classes on: Incident Command System, Map and Compass, Crime Scene, Shelter building, Snowmobiles/Snowcats, Amateur Radio Exam, SAR Law, Mounted Search, Foot/Wound Care and much more.

There are also plans for an air ops demonstration!

Catering will be provided by Longhorn Barbecue.

And best of all...early bird registration is now available online. Visit for all the information. If you register before April 15th, the cost is $55, if you register after, it is $75.

So what are you waiting for? Your search is over, you've found the conference. Now just sign up!

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