Washington State Search and Rescue Conference 2014

Welcome to the 2014 Washington State Search and Rescue Conference. SARVAC, Pierce County Sheriff’s Office, Pierce County Search and Rescue, and Washington State Emergency Management have been working to bring you an excellent conference. 2014 is the 45th Rescue Conference, and we are planning to continue that tradition again.

We have been working for the past several months recruiting instructors and looking for new and exciting classes. We believe as you look at the course offerings you will see many new classes that will peak your interest and help to make the decision to attend. So please take some time to look at the tracks and the class offerings and decide. The conference this year is being held at the Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup on May 9-10-11, 2014. Pre-Conference will be at several different locations May 5-8, 2014. Please check the website class listings for locations and updates.

Tent and RV camping is available from the Fairgrounds so please call or check their website for cost and registration information (though their website only lists RV camping, special arrangements have been made for tent campers - just sign up as if you have an RV - 2 tents per site are allowed). Puyallup also has several hotels near the Fairgrounds so please check the website or the convention bureau’s website.

Thanks and we all hope that you will have a GREAT conference experience

Bill Gillespie
SARVAC President

Sgt. Trent Stephens
Pierce County Sheriff’s Office

Jeff Salzer
Pierce County Search and Rescue

Chris Long
Washington State Emergency Management – SAR Program