We've recently received reports that someone is calling folks and advising that they are soliciting donations for Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue.
This is a local variant of a very common phone scam, and you should not provide them with any personal or financial information!
If you'd like to support Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue, please do so through our new website, here: scvsar.org/donate/
If you're ever in doubt, please do not hesitate to contact us directly through Facebook or our website. You can also call us at 425.388.3328*. If we do not answer, please leave a message and we'll return your call as soon as possible.
*Please note that in an emergency, always call 911.
For all the Runners.... a Race for good cause. ...
Rescue Run 5K & 10K
September 9, 2017, 10:00am - September 9, 2017, 3:00pm
Have you ever gotten lost on a poorly marked race course? As you're running, you wonder "where am I?" "will I ever get back on track?" Fear, tension and hopelessness saturate every inch of you, minutes seem like hours, your chest tightens, hoping that maybe, just maybe your will see a mile marker soon.
HAVE NO FEAR! The Rescue Run 5K/10K is a fundraiser for Snohomish County Search and Rescue. They will be there in force with K-9 units for pictures, course direction, and awesome post race snacks.
The race begins at 10:00am, packet pickup at 9:00am, just south of Airport offices, across from Skookum Brewery on Airport Trail .
Following the race, 21 and over can join in the after party at Skookum Brewery (opens at 11am) for a beer on us!
All participants get a T-shirt and post race snacks!! Prizes in top 3 finishers with all age brackets and Overall male and female.
5K Starts at 10:10am
1. Start running North along trail
Follow trail to marked TURN-AROUND on northern most part of Airport Trail at Cemetery Rd
Return on Airport Trail running South to Start/FINISH.
10K starts at 10:00am
1. Start running SOUTH along Airport Trail
Turn right at 172nd ST NE, running WEST on Airport Trail
Turn right at 51st Ave, running NORTH on sidewalk
In apprx .5 mile, cross 51st Ave at Crosswalk and run back SOUTH on paved path.
In apprx 200yds, turn right on trail through wooded area.
Turn right at trail junction, continue running West on trail.
Turn right at fence running North on trail, along 43rd Ave NE
Turn left back onto paved path, along 51st Ave NE
Cross the road at the designated Crosswalk and continue North on sidewalk.
Turn Right onto Airport Trail at 188th St NE
Continue around Airport ON clearly marked Airport Trail path.
Return on Airport Trail to Start/FINISH.
Spring avalanches have left many of our recreation areas covered in debris, including the popular Lake 22 Trail. Please be sure to check Northwest Avalanche Center before heading to the forest. Updated trail and road conditions can be found here: www.fs.usda.gov/detail/mbs/alerts-notices/?cid=stelprdb5126323.
PLEASE LIKE AND SHARE! Help Handler Kathy and K9 Hooligan return an item given to them by a Vietnam veteran during the search and rescue efforts following the Oso landslide.
In the aftermath of the landslide, which happened three years ago today, a Vietnam veteran gave Kathy his "lucky blanket" to keep Hoo warm. Hoo ended up helping bring the remains of four slide victims home and Kathy would like to thank the man and return the blanket to him. Check out the story!
We Remember – Oso Strong!
On March 22, 2014 we were called out on a mission like no other, before or since.
On that day, a wall of mud came tumbling down in what was soon to be known as the Oso Landslide.
When the page came out, our search and rescue teams mobilized, not knowing that we would be searching for weeks. Our Snohomish County Helicopter Rescue Team was early on the scene and was vital to rescuing some of the survivors.
For more than 30 long days, we searched until every last victim was found and laid to rest. And then, we grieved with our community for what had been lost.
So today, we remember those that were lost that terrible day, and we celebrate a community that is vital and strong and resilient.
We will never forget. #SR530Slide #Oso #OsoStrong #SCVSAR #SearchAndRescue