Survey is available!

Wow, what a great conference.  Regardless of if you attended the conference or not, we would like to hear your views on the conference and what made it great (or not so great).  Click here to go to the survey!

Update re Parking and K9s...

  • Canine Rules
  • Parking on the CWU Campus on Friday is $5 at every lot.  Kiosks are available to purchase parking.

Update Re Camping...

If you are going to be camping at the Kittitas Valley Event Center, here are some instructions for how to get your assigned spot at the Event Center camping area:

  • Pre-Conference Camping (Sunday-Wednesday): Contact the SAR Conference line at 509-933-8308 upon in arrival in Ellensburg for their space assignment and further directions.
  • Conference Camping (Thursday or later): Go to the SAR Conference registration desk at the CWU SURC building for their space assignment and instructions.

Important Information about Facilities:

Please Read this Important Information:

  • Weapons are not allowed at the university or the Kittitas Valley event center.  This is to meet policies of the university and our insurance coverage.
  • Authorized police officers are allowed to have a weapon.
  • When a room is full of students it is full and additional chairs cannot be moved in.  Instructors will be asked to monitor this along other personnel.
  • Dogs when not in a class or working an exercise must be on a short leash at all times.

Important updates from the president:

Time is growing short to register for the 50th Washington State SAR Conference.  We are a little over a week away for the conference beginning.  So if you are planning to attend you need to register soon.

We have added some new and exciting things.

  • We are now able to offer shirts with the 50th logo on them.  We will have tee shirts, polos, quarter zip sweatshirt and hoodee sweatshirts.  We will have most sizes and if we do not have your size we will have order forms so you can order a shirt.
  • We have the most current schedule posted on the website.
  • The tracks have been updated with the most current classes.
  • We have a number of nationally recognized instructors teaching classes for us.
  • You will have an opportunity to take Dr. Don Cooper’s SAR Field Skills class.
  • We have some great vendors coming also.  Vendors like Western Case, Contera, SAR Shop, and Cascade Rescue.

It will be a great conference.  The key is you need to register to be able take advantage of all that is being offered.

Time to sign up is NOW!!!!

W.O. (Bill) Gillespie
SARVAC President 

When and Where

The 50th Annual Washington State Search and Rescue Conference is going to be held June 18-24, 2018 in Ellensburg, Washington 


Pre-conference courses - June 18th-21st and main conference will be June 22nd-24th.

Keep me in the loop!

As the conference approaches, we will send out updates via email.  If you would like to be notified on conference information, please fill out the form below.