Welcome to Skagit County Ground Search and Rescue

About Us

We serve, so others may live


 Skagit County Ground Search and Rescue (SCGSAR) is a volunteer based, community oriented Rescue unit that has been saving lives for over 35 years. SCGSAR provides irreplaceable services to Skagit County and Washington State. Overseen by the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office, SCGSAR has become the backbone of the Search and Rescue community in Skagit County.The primary mission of Skagit County GSAR is the location, treatment, and evacuation of lost and injured persons that are in locations or situations outside of the capability of conventional rescue services. Although wilderness searching for lost hunters, hikers, and recreationers makes up the bulk of our callouts, we are trained to respond to many different types of incidents. We are called to evacuate injured climbers on Mount Baker; assist in flood fighting efforts around the county; locate crucial evidence in homicide cases for local Law Enforcement; as well as other types of incidents. 


2018-2019 Recruit Season

Skagit County Ground Search and Rescue is starting their new 2018-2019 training season and are looking for new volunteers to join! If you'd like to be part of an amazing team and are interested in joining the new recruit academy, please fill out an application.  Many positions are needed. Anyone applying for the new recruit academy must attend an orientation meeting on either Wednesday, September 5th or Wednesday, September 12th at 6:30 p.m. at the SAR building. Hope to see you soon.

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Skagit County Search and Rescue

11525 Knudson Rd, Burlington, Washington 98233, United States


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