The diverse and often rugged terrain of Skamania County, and its popularity for outdoor activities, presents many challenges to SAR resources.
The volunteers of our local SAR organizations offer an invaluable service to our community. Their dedication and professionalism has saved lives, and promotes safety in our beautiful backcountry.
If you need Search and Rescue - Call the Skamania County Sheriff's Office: 509/427-9490, or dial 911.
DEM cards are issued in three categories - novice, support and field with qualifications specified in the following WAC:
The SAR standards are available for download here.