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Snohomish County Volunteer Search & Rescue

Cause Area

  • Animals
  • Community
  • Disaster Relief
  • Sports & Recreation


5506 OLD MACHIAS RDSNOHOMISH, WA 98290 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

That Others May Live


Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue (SCVSAR) is an volunteer non-profit organization comprised of about 300 members from all around Snohomish County. SCVSAR is ready to respond to emergency calls 24 hours a day/365 days a year.

Taylor's Landing is the Search & Rescue base for Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue.

Taylor's Landing is located at 5506 Machias Road Snohomish, WA. 98290.
Please note, Taylor's Landing is an access controlled facility and not open to the public. Please make an appointemnet if you would like a tour.

The volunteers spend an average of 5,000 hours on 80 missions per year. Missions include: lost hikers, children, hunters, climbers, Alzheimer’s victims, missing aircraft, river and lake rescues, and assisting other agencies throughout Snohomish County, Washington State and throughout the US as needed.

SCVSAR is comprised of the following units:
Alderwood Search and Rescue (ASAR)
Everett Mountain Rescue Unit (EMRU)
Explorer Search and Rescue (ESAR)
Marysville Search and Rescue (MSAR)
Operations Support Unit (OSU)
Snohomish Search and Rescue (SSAR)
Snohomish County Sherriff's Office (SCSO)

In addition to the specialized units, SCVSAR deploys several coordinated special teams, including a Helicopter Response Team, K9 Team, Man Tracker Team, Mountain Bike Team, Water Rescue Team, and 4x4 Team.

SCVSAR operates under the coordination of the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office in coordination with the Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management.

SCVSAR never charges for its services. Our operation is funded by private and corporate donations.


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