Ferry County Search and Rescue (SAR) is fortunate to be hosting the 2017 Washington State SAR Conference. This annual conference provides multiple specialty training courses to SAR members, from lecture-style training to hands-on skills training. The Conference is a great economic boost to small communities, like Ferry County, as the hundreds of attendees will spend money at local resorts, restaurants, and stores during the week-long event. This year, pre-Conference events will be happening March 15-18, and the Conference will take place from the 19th-21st.
SAR teams provide a critical function assisting law enforcement and emergency management rescue efforts. "Each member is a volunteer skilled in rapid response rescue techniques, First Aid and CPR, and trained in using specialized rescue equipment. (from https://www.facebook.com/Friends-of-Ferry-County-Search-and-Rescue-367135423900/)."
Ferry County SAR is an entirely volunteer organization and we are so thankful that we have this service in our community. During the conference, be sure to give a sincere "thank you" to the SAR members you see around town.