2017 Washington State Search and Rescue Conference

Welcome to the official website for the 2017 Washington State Search and Rescue Conference

Ferry County Search and Rescue is hosting the State SAR Conference at the Ferry County Fairgrounds located just east of the town of Republic.

  • Pre-Conference: May 15, 16, 17 & 18
  • Conference: May 19, 20 & 21

Where is Ferry County?

Located in the northeastern corner of Washington State, Ferry County shares its northern boundary with British Columbia, Canada and its eastern and southern boundary with the Columbia River. The south half of the county falls within the boundaries of the Colville Confederated Tribes and the north half is largely occupied by the Colville National Forest. WA State Highway 20 runs east and west through the County and Highway 21 runs north and south.

The Ferry County Fairgrounds, site of the 2017 WASAR Conference, is three miles east of the town of Republic. RV sites and camping are available at the Fairgrounds and many nearby campgrounds. Check Lodging in the main menu.

 Click on maps to enlarge 

To get more info on our beautiful area visit ferrycounty.com and republicwa.org


The main highways to Republic are OPEN. Check the WADOT site: Click here.


When you arrive at the Conference you must check in at the Registration desk at the Command Center located in the Carousel building.

Command Center phone (active beginning Saturday, May 13) to be used for questions, problems, directions, etc is (509) 429-8759

Don't get lost! For a map of the classrooms at the Fairgrounds: Click here.  And, the map is included in the program you'll receive when you check-in at registration.

RESERVATION CANCELLATIONS: As of May 17, if you need to cancel your SARCON reservation, we will provide a refund minus $40 for non-reimbursable fees.


Registration is now open

Click to go to Registration

Seating and class sign-up information

Click to go to Courses/Classes

Group registration and camping

Download the form

Special notice: If you plan to attend the ASI/ATV Training (Friday)

Please e-mail Jeff Salzer  jeff_salzer@hotmail.com

Special Guest Speaker: Charles Lamica

Charles was a Wilderness Survival Instructor for the Alaska State Troopers and the Deputy Commander at the Training Academy. He was a member of AST’s Special Emergency Response Team (SERT), a diver on AST’s Tactical Dive Team and a member of the Juneau Mountain Rescue team. During his career, Charles received four awards for Outstanding Trooper of the Year, as well as awards for valor and meritorious service. Read more 

Online Registration is Now Live!

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Social Media

If you enjoy Facebook, you can keep current on news by following our Facebook Page

Google Map

Check out the interactive Google Map of Ferry County including the Fairground, camping/RV sites and eateries

Click here



-          If you plan to attend the ASI/ATV Training (Friday) – Please e-mail

-              Jeff Salzer  jeff_salzer@hotmail.com

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