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Congrats to our first wave of new trainees who completed the first course, of many, to become certified SAR Ground Searchers. 
There’s still time to volunteer and join in on this years training cycle!
We’re looking forward to meeting the next group of eager volunteers on Nov 16 & 17 for Course 1B. 
Check us out at https://pcesar.org/join for more info on how to volunteer.  #sar #searchandrescue #pcesar #piercecounty #tacoma #mtrainier #puyallup #volunteer #hiking #outdoors #backpacking #survival #firstaid #soothersmaylive

2019-11-05 01:14   46 1

 

Congrats to our first wave of new trainees who completed the first course, of many, to become certified SAR Ground Searchers. There’s still time to volunteer and join in on this years training cycle! We’re looking forward to meeting the next group of eager volunteers on Nov 16 & 17 for Course 1B. Check us out at https://pcesar.org/join for more info on how to volunteer. #sar #searchandrescue #pcesar #piercecounty #tacoma #mtrainier #puyallup #volunteer #hiking #outdoors #backpacking #survival #firstaid #soothersmaylive

Time is running out to begin this years training cycle to volunteer with Pierce County SAR Ground Search Unit. **RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS**
Youth & Adult Age 14+

Attend an orientation to learn more about volunteering with our unit. 
For more information, please check out our website at https://pcesar.org/join. **If you are unable to attend an orientation, please review the link above for details and prerequisites. Register or just show up for either Course 1A (11/2-3) or Course 1B (11/16-17). 10/28 -7pm: Lakewood Library - 6300 Wildaire Rd SW

10/30 -7pm: Eatonville Library - 205 Center St W

 #SoOthersMayLive  #Lakewood #Eatonville #makeadifference #sar #pcesar #searchandrescue #pnw #outdoors #hiking #backpacking #tacoma #mtrainier #volunteer #rescue #survival

2019-10-28 15:16   54 2

 

Time is running out to begin this years training cycle to volunteer with Pierce County SAR Ground Search Unit. **RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS** Youth & Adult Age 14+ Attend an orientation to learn more about volunteering with our unit. For more information, please check out our website at https://pcesar.org/join. **If you are unable to attend an orientation, please review the link above for details and prerequisites. Register or just show up for either Course 1A (11/2-3) or Course 1B (11/16-17). 10/28 -7pm: Lakewood Library - 6300 Wildaire Rd SW 10/30 -7pm: Eatonville Library - 205 Center St W #SoOthersMayLive #Lakewood #Eatonville #makeadifference #sar #pcesar #searchandrescue #pnw #outdoors #hiking #backpacking #tacoma #mtrainier #volunteer #rescue #survival

Busy. That sums up the last 7 days pretty well. Last weekend we deployed some teams to southeastern Washington, joining teams from WA and OR, for a multiple day search. 
In Pierce County, we had teams responding to 3 additional missions. 
Add an orientation for some enthusiastic new recruits and a planning meeting, preparing for the upcoming training season. 
We have two opportunities this week to learn more about joining Pierce County Explorer SAR before Course 1A, beginning on 11/2. 
 #SoOthersMayLive #sar #searchandrescue #piercecounty #pcesar #pnw #volunteer #hiking #rescue #outdoors #autumn #eatonville #lakewood #therewhenyouneedus

2019-10-27 23:42   52 0

 

Busy. That sums up the last 7 days pretty well. Last weekend we deployed some teams to southeastern Washington, joining teams from WA and OR, for a multiple day search. In Pierce County, we had teams responding to 3 additional missions. Add an orientation for some enthusiastic new recruits and a planning meeting, preparing for the upcoming training season. We have two opportunities this week to learn more about joining Pierce County Explorer SAR before Course 1A, beginning on 11/2. #SoOthersMayLive #sar #searchandrescue #piercecounty #pcesar #pnw #volunteer #hiking #rescue #outdoors #autumn #eatonville #lakewood #therewhenyouneedus

Radio 11 - Final Callout - It is with great sorrow to relay that earlier today our founder and active member, Grant “Smitty” Smith, passed away peacefully. 
He leaves not one, but two legacies. 
The first one being a Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, and Uncle to his family and extended family. This family legacy will live on for many generations. 
His second legacy was his passion and his calling, dedicating more than 50 years to Explorer Search and Rescue. He was responsible for the training of 1500 to 2000 youth and adults in SAR. He was also responsible for many of the milestones in Volunteer Search and Rescue in the State of Washington. His hope was that Pierce County ESAR lives on for many generations.

He will be sorely missed. We will do our best to honor him on each mission we respond to and keep these programs running strong for him.

Smitty was the epitome of our motto: “So Others May Live”

 #soothersmaylive #sar #searchandrescue #piercecounty #piercesheriff #pcesar #esar #gonebutnotforgotten #radio11 #pnw #caring #leader

2019-10-24 00:08   46 4

 

Radio 11 - Final Callout - It is with great sorrow to relay that earlier today our founder and active member, Grant “Smitty” Smith, passed away peacefully. He leaves not one, but two legacies. The first one being a Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, and Uncle to his family and extended family. This family legacy will live on for many generations. His second legacy was his passion and his calling, dedicating more than 50 years to Explorer Search and Rescue. He was responsible for the training of 1500 to 2000 youth and adults in SAR. He was also responsible for many of the milestones in Volunteer Search and Rescue in the State of Washington. His hope was that Pierce County ESAR lives on for many generations. He will be sorely missed. We will do our best to honor him on each mission we respond to and keep these programs running strong for him. Smitty was the epitome of our motto: “So Others May Live” #soothersmaylive #sar #searchandrescue #piercecounty #piercesheriff #pcesar #esar #gonebutnotforgotten #radio11 #pnw #caring #leader

We’ve quietly been doing what we do as summer ended and fall has begun. Rescuing and finding lost people, while continuing our constant training program. 
Last weekend some of our members began the next phase in their SAR journey.
They have selflessly chosen to advance and become Team and Field leaders in the unit. 
Would you like to volunteer with SAR in Pierce County? Time is running out as training for new ground searchers begins in November. 
Attend an orientation to learn how to join. **RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS**
Youth & Adult Age 14+

For more information, please check out our website at https://pcesar.org. 
10/23 -7pm: Sumner Library - 1116 Fryar Ave

10/28 -7pm: Lakewood Library - 6300 Wildaire Rd SW

10/30 -7pm: Eatonville Library - 205 Center St W

 #SoOthersMayLive  #Sumner #makeadifference #sar #searchandrescue #piercecounty #piercecountysheriff #pcesar #tacoma #mtrainier #pnw #hiking #backpacking #outdoors #rei #bonneylake #puyallup #adventure #explorer

2019-10-19 07:32   42 0

 

We’ve quietly been doing what we do as summer ended and fall has begun. Rescuing and finding lost people, while continuing our constant training program. Last weekend some of our members began the next phase in their SAR journey. They have selflessly chosen to advance and become Team and Field leaders in the unit. Would you like to volunteer with SAR in Pierce County Time is running out as training for new ground searchers begins in November. Attend an orientation to learn how to join. **RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS** Youth & Adult Age 14+ For more information, please check out our website at https://pcesar.org. 10/23 -7pm: Sumner Library - 1116 Fryar Ave 10/28 -7pm: Lakewood Library - 6300 Wildaire Rd SW 10/30 -7pm: Eatonville Library - 205 Center St W #SoOthersMayLive #Sumner #makeadifference #sar #searchandrescue #piercecounty #piercecountysheriff #pcesar #tacoma #mtrainier #pnw #hiking #backpacking #outdoors #rei #bonneylake #puyallup #adventure #explorer

Join Today. Come out to the Puyallup Public Library on 10/14 at 7pm to learn how. 
Make a difference! **RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS**
Youth & Adult Age 14+

Attend an orientation to learn how to volunteer with Pierce County Search and Rescue Ground Search Unit. 
For more information, please check out our website at https://pcesar.org. 
10/14 -7pm: Puyallup Public Library - 324 S Meridian

10/23 -7pm: Sumner Library - 1116 Fryar Ave

10/28 -7pm: Lakewood Library - 6300 Wildaire Rd SW

10/30 -7pm: Eatonville Library - 205 Center St W

 #SoOthersMayLive  #Puyallup #makeadifference #sar #searchandrescue #pcesar #piercecounty #tacoma #pnw #mtrainier #hiking #backpacking #rei #outdoors #bonneylake #sumner #fife #edgewood #helicopter #offtrail

2019-10-13 19:32   67 0

 

Join Today. Come out to the Puyallup Public Library on 10/14 at 7pm to learn how. Make a difference! **RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS** Youth & Adult Age 14+ Attend an orientation to learn how to volunteer with Pierce County Search and Rescue Ground Search Unit. For more information, please check out our website at https://pcesar.org. 10/14 -7pm: Puyallup Public Library - 324 S Meridian 10/23 -7pm: Sumner Library - 1116 Fryar Ave 10/28 -7pm: Lakewood Library - 6300 Wildaire Rd SW 10/30 -7pm: Eatonville Library - 205 Center St W #SoOthersMayLive #Puyallup #makeadifference #sar #searchandrescue #pcesar #piercecounty #tacoma #pnw #mtrainier #hiking #backpacking #rei #outdoors #bonneylake #sumner #fife #edgewood #helicopter #offtrail

You don’t need your compass to find your way to the Graham Library tonight for orientation! We’re giving you the address!
We look forward to meeting everyone tonight! **RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS**
Youth & Adult Age 14+

Attend an orientation to learn more about volunteering with our unit. 
For more information, please check out our website at https://pcesar.org. 
10/2 -7pm: Graham Library - 9202 224th St E

10/7 -7pm: Parkland/Spanaway Library -13718 Pacific Ave S 
10/14 -7pm: Puyallup Public Library - 324 S Meridian

10/23 -7pm: Sumner Library - 1116 Fryar Ave

10/28 -7pm: Lakewood Library - 6300 Wildaire Rd SW

10/30 -7pm: Eatonville Library - 205 Center St W

 #SoOthersMayLive  #Graham #makeadifference #sar #searchandrescue #pcesar #piercecounty #pnw #tacoma #southhill #puyallup #volunteer #explorer #hiking #backpacking #outdoors #adventure

2019-10-02 18:55   41 0

 

You don’t need your compass to find your way to the Graham Library tonight for orientation! We’re giving you the address! We look forward to meeting everyone tonight! **RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS** Youth & Adult Age 14+ Attend an orientation to learn more about volunteering with our unit. For more information, please check out our website at https://pcesar.org. 10/2 -7pm: Graham Library - 9202 224th St E 10/7 -7pm: Parkland/Spanaway Library -13718 Pacific Ave S 10/14 -7pm: Puyallup Public Library - 324 S Meridian 10/23 -7pm: Sumner Library - 1116 Fryar Ave 10/28 -7pm: Lakewood Library - 6300 Wildaire Rd SW 10/30 -7pm: Eatonville Library - 205 Center St W #SoOthersMayLive #Graham #makeadifference #sar #searchandrescue #pcesar #piercecounty #pnw #tacoma #southhill #puyallup #volunteer #explorer #hiking #backpacking #outdoors #adventure

We’re calling for you!
**RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS**
Youth & Adult Age 14+

Attend an orientation to learn more about volunteering with our unit. 
For more information, please check out our website at https://pcesar.org. 
10/2 -7pm: Graham Library - 9202 224th St E

10/7 -7pm: Parkland/Spanaway Library -13718 Pacific Ave S 
10/14 -7pm: Puyallup Public Library - 324 S Meridian

10/23 -7pm: Sumner Library - 1116 Fryar Ave

10/28 -7pm: Lakewood Library - 6300 Wildaire Rd SW

10/30 -7pm: Eatonville Library - 205 Center St W

 #SoOthersMayLive  #Graham #makeadifference #sar #piercecounty #searchandrescue #pnw #mtrainier #tacoma #pcesar #explorer #shoutout #volunteer #outdoors #hiking #backpacking #prepping #survival #upperleftusa #adventure

2019-10-01 17:43   54 0

 

We’re calling for you! **RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS** Youth & Adult Age 14+ Attend an orientation to learn more about volunteering with our unit. For more information, please check out our website at https://pcesar.org. 10/2 -7pm: Graham Library - 9202 224th St E 10/7 -7pm: Parkland/Spanaway Library -13718 Pacific Ave S 10/14 -7pm: Puyallup Public Library - 324 S Meridian 10/23 -7pm: Sumner Library - 1116 Fryar Ave 10/28 -7pm: Lakewood Library - 6300 Wildaire Rd SW 10/30 -7pm: Eatonville Library - 205 Center St W #SoOthersMayLive #Graham #makeadifference #sar #piercecounty #searchandrescue #pnw #mtrainier #tacoma #pcesar #explorer #shoutout #volunteer #outdoors #hiking #backpacking #prepping #survival #upperleftusa #adventure

When things go bad in the wild and you get stuck, an elite force of highly trained and well-paid rescue workers are deployed to find and rescue you. Unfortunately, the government can only afford about 4 of those people, and depend on search and rescue volunteers to form the backbone of many rescue operations. Becoming a SAR volunteer can add meaning and adrenaline to your favorite outdoor activities. **RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS**
Youth & Adult Age 14+

Attend an orientation to learn more about volunteering with our unit. 
For more information, please check out our website at https://pcesar.org. 
9/26 -7:15pm: South Hill Library - 15420 Meridian E

10/2 -7pm: Graham Library - 9202 224th St E

10/7 -7pm: Parkland/Spanaway Library -13718 Pacific Ave S 
10/14 -7pm: Puyallup Public Library - 324 S Meridian

10/23 -7pm: Sumner Library - 1116 Fryar Ave

10/28 -7pm: Lakewood Library - 6300 Wildaire Rd SW

10/30 -7pm: Eatonville Library - 205 Center St W

 #SoOthersMayLive  #SouthHill #sar #searchandrescue #piercecounty #fiercecounty #pnw #tacoma #pcesar #hiking #backpacking #rescue #volunteer #mtrainier #makeadifference

2019-09-25 04:38   56 0

 

When things go bad in the wild and you get stuck, an elite force of highly trained and well-paid rescue workers are deployed to find and rescue you. Unfortunately, the government can only afford about 4 of those people, and depend on search and rescue volunteers to form the backbone of many rescue operations. Becoming a SAR volunteer can add meaning and adrenaline to your favorite outdoor activities. **RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS** Youth & Adult Age 14+ Attend an orientation to learn more about volunteering with our unit. For more information, please check out our website at https://pcesar.org. 9/26 -7:15pm: South Hill Library - 15420 Meridian E 10/2 -7pm: Graham Library - 9202 224th St E 10/7 -7pm: Parkland/Spanaway Library -13718 Pacific Ave S 10/14 -7pm: Puyallup Public Library - 324 S Meridian 10/23 -7pm: Sumner Library - 1116 Fryar Ave 10/28 -7pm: Lakewood Library - 6300 Wildaire Rd SW 10/30 -7pm: Eatonville Library - 205 Center St W #SoOthersMayLive #SouthHill #sar #searchandrescue #piercecounty #fiercecounty #pnw #tacoma #pcesar #hiking #backpacking #rescue #volunteer #mtrainier #makeadifference

**RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS**
Orientation at Tacoma PD on 9/19 -7pm. 
Youth & Adults Age 14+
Attend an orientation to learn more about volunteering with Pierce County Explorer SAR. Hear about missions we respond to, other units we work with, training requirements, equipment needs, and more!

Q: Do I have time to volunteer with SAR?
A: Yes! We respond to missions 24x7x365. We need volunteers who can only respond on weekends. We need volunteers who can only respond on weekday missions during the day or night. We need volunteers who can respond to all missions. Respond around your schedule. 
9/19 -7pm: Tacoma Police Dept - 3701 S Pine St

For more information, please check out our website at https://pcesar.org. 
9/26 -7:15pm: South Hill Library - 15420 Meridian E

10/2 -7pm: Graham Library - 9202 224th St E

10/7 -7pm: Parkland/Spanaway Library -13718 Pacific Ave S 
10/14 -7pm: Puyallup Public Library - 324 S Meridian

10/23 -7pm: Sumner Library - 1116 Fryar Ave

10/28 -7pm: Lakewood Library - 6300 Wildaire Rd SW

10/30 -7pm: Eatonville Library - 205 Center St W

 #SoOthersMayLive  #Tacoma #sar #searchandrescue #piercecounty #pcesar #pnw #mtrainier #volunteer #puyallupfair #hiking #backpacking #pnwwonderland #searchdogs #germenshepherd #4x4 #offroad #offtrail

2019-09-18 21:08   57 1

 

**RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS** Orientation at Tacoma PD on 9/19 -7pm. Youth & Adults Age 14+ Attend an orientation to learn more about volunteering with Pierce County Explorer SAR. Hear about missions we respond to, other units we work with, training requirements, equipment needs, and more! Q: Do I have time to volunteer with SAR A: Yes! We respond to missions 24x7x365. We need volunteers who can only respond on weekends. We need volunteers who can only respond on weekday missions during the day or night. We need volunteers who can respond to all missions. Respond around your schedule. 9/19 -7pm: Tacoma Police Dept - 3701 S Pine St For more information, please check out our website at https://pcesar.org. 9/26 -7:15pm: South Hill Library - 15420 Meridian E 10/2 -7pm: Graham Library - 9202 224th St E 10/7 -7pm: Parkland/Spanaway Library -13718 Pacific Ave S 10/14 -7pm: Puyallup Public Library - 324 S Meridian 10/23 -7pm: Sumner Library - 1116 Fryar Ave 10/28 -7pm: Lakewood Library - 6300 Wildaire Rd SW 10/30 -7pm: Eatonville Library - 205 Center St W #SoOthersMayLive #Tacoma #sar #searchandrescue #piercecounty #pcesar #pnw #mtrainier #volunteer #puyallupfair #hiking #backpacking #pnwwonderland #searchdogs #germenshepherd #4x4 #offroad #offtrail

**RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS**
Gig Harbor & Tacoma Orientations this week. 
Youth & Adults Age 14+
Attend an orientation this week to learn more about volunteering with Pierce County Explorer SAR. Hear about missions we respond to, training requirements, equipment needs, and more!

9/17 @7pm: Gig Harbor Library - 4424 Point Fosdick Drive N.W. 
9/19 @7pm: Tacoma Police Dept - 3701 S Pine St

This is your last chance to not have to cross the bridge for those on the west side.

For more information, please check out our website at https://pcesar.org. 
Questions, please let us know!

9/26 @7:15pm: South Hill Library - 15420 Meridian E

10/2 @7pm: Graham Library - 9202 224th St E

10/7 @7pm: Parkland/Spanaway Library -13718 Pacific Ave S 
10/14 @7pm: Puyallup Public Library - 324 S Meridian

10/23 @7pm: Sumner Library - 1116 Fryar Ave

10/28 @7pm: Lakewood Library - 6300 Wildaire Rd SW

10/30 @7pm: Eatonville Library - 205 Center St W

 #SoOthersMayLive #GigHarbor #Tacoma #sar #searchandrescue #piercecounty #pnw #mtrainier #volunteer #hiking #backpacking #survival #keypenisula #pcesar #outdoors #search

2019-09-16 19:29   20 0

 

**RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS** Gig Harbor & Tacoma Orientations this week. Youth & Adults Age 14+ Attend an orientation this week to learn more about volunteering with Pierce County Explorer SAR. Hear about missions we respond to, training requirements, equipment needs, and more! 9/17 @7pm: Gig Harbor Library - 4424 Point Fosdick Drive N.W. 9/19 @7pm: Tacoma Police Dept - 3701 S Pine St This is your last chance to not have to cross the bridge for those on the west side. For more information, please check out our website at https://pcesar.org. Questions, please let us know! 9/26 @7:15pm: South Hill Library - 15420 Meridian E 10/2 @7pm: Graham Library - 9202 224th St E 10/7 @7pm: Parkland/Spanaway Library -13718 Pacific Ave S 10/14 @7pm: Puyallup Public Library - 324 S Meridian 10/23 @7pm: Sumner Library - 1116 Fryar Ave 10/28 @7pm: Lakewood Library - 6300 Wildaire Rd SW 10/30 @7pm: Eatonville Library - 205 Center St W #SoOthersMayLive #GigHarbor #Tacoma #sar #searchandrescue #piercecounty #pnw #mtrainier #volunteer #hiking #backpacking #survival #keypenisula #pcesar #outdoors #search

We would like to thank our partners in Law Enforcement for their time this weekend, for working with all our volunteer SAR units, during our annual training exercise. 
We had the opportunity to brush up on some search scenarios and identify areas to work on. 
Truly a team effort. We look forward to working with everyone on the next mission. 
@piercesheriff @tacomapd **RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS**
Visit https:://pcesar.org to find dates and locations to attend an orientation to learn how to volunteer with SAR. —————————————————- #sar #searchandrescue #pcesar #piercecounty #sheriff #lawenforcement #tacoma #police #volunteer #pnw #mtrainier #volunteer #teamwork #soothersmaylive

2019-09-16 16:18   54 0

 

We would like to thank our partners in Law Enforcement for their time this weekend, for working with all our volunteer SAR units, during our annual training exercise. We had the opportunity to brush up on some search scenarios and identify areas to work on. Truly a team effort. We look forward to working with everyone on the next mission. @piercesheriff @tacomapd **RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS** Visit https:://pcesar.org to find dates and locations to attend an orientation to learn how to volunteer with SAR. —————————————————- #sar #searchandrescue #pcesar #piercecounty #sheriff #lawenforcement #tacoma #police #volunteer #pnw #mtrainier #volunteer #teamwork #soothersmaylive

We’re utilizing all our tools and resources available to us this morning as we close in on the search. 
SAR Teams are participating in our annual county wide training exercise, codename ‘Bigfoot’. #SoOthersMayLive **NOW RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS**
Visit https://pcesar.org for information on attending an orientation to learn how to volunteer with our unit, Pierce County Explorer SAR. 
Shout out to the units: @tacomamountainrescue , German Shepherd Search Dogs, @nwbloodhoundsar , Pierce County 4x4 Search & Rescue, @piercesheriff @tacomapd —————————————————- #sar #searchandrescue #piercecounty #pcesar #mtrainier #tacoma #germanshepherd #bloodhound #k9 #volunteer #search #mountainrescue #pnw #bigfoot #yeti #tracking #therewhenyouneedus

2019-09-15 17:30   45 1

 

We’re utilizing all our tools and resources available to us this morning as we close in on the search. SAR Teams are participating in our annual county wide training exercise, codename ‘Bigfoot’. #SoOthersMayLive **NOW RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS** Visit https://pcesar.org for information on attending an orientation to learn how to volunteer with our unit, Pierce County Explorer SAR. Shout out to the units: @tacomamountainrescue , German Shepherd Search Dogs, @nwbloodhoundsar , Pierce County 4x4 Search & Rescue, @piercesheriff @tacomapd —————————————————- #sar #searchandrescue #piercecounty #pcesar #mtrainier #tacoma #germanshepherd #bloodhound #k9 #volunteer #search #mountainrescue #pnw #bigfoot #yeti #tracking #therewhenyouneedus

This weekend we’ll be working with other volunteer SAR units in Pierce County, along with @piercesheriff , on a mock search, code name ‘Bigfoot’. This will give all the units the opportunity to hone our SAR skills and tactics. 
We’ll also get the chance to work with our friends with GermanShepherd Dogs and @nwbloodhoundsar on how to interact with the K9’s. 
 #SoOthersMayLive #sar #searchandrescue #pcesar #gssd #piercecounty #k9 #dogs #bloodhound #germanshepherd #mtrainier #rescue #volunteer #greeting #sniff #pnw #tacoma

2019-09-10 04:43   48 4

 

This weekend we’ll be working with other volunteer SAR units in Pierce County, along with @piercesheriff , on a mock search, code name ‘Bigfoot’. This will give all the units the opportunity to hone our SAR skills and tactics. We’ll also get the chance to work with our friends with GermanShepherd Dogs and @nwbloodhoundsar on how to interact with the K9’s. #SoOthersMayLive #sar #searchandrescue #pcesar #gssd #piercecounty #k9 #dogs #bloodhound #germanshepherd #mtrainier #rescue #volunteer #greeting #sniff #pnw #tacoma

It’s Bigfoot week!
This weekend we will be participating in a county SAR exercise, with our other volunteer units, that is referred to as code name ‘Bigfoot’. Our unit, @tacomamountainrescue our 4x4 Unit, German Shepherd Search Dogs, North West Bloodhounds, along with @piercesheriff will be going through training scenarios and conducting mock searches. 
While each unit conducts frequent training, this event gives us the opportunity to work with each other and brush up on our SAR skills. 
Pierce County Explorer Search and Rescue is currently recruiting new members. Check us out at https://pcesar.org/join to find dates for an orientation to learn more about volunteering. Our organization is for both youth and adults, age 14+. ————————————————— #sar #searchandrescue #piercecounty #pcesar #mountainrescue #bigfoot #sasquatch #yeti #mtrainier #k9sar #germanshepherd #bloodhoundsofinstagram #volunteer #rescue #tacoma #sheriff #soothersmaylive

2019-09-09 17:21   44 0

 

It’s Bigfoot week! This weekend we will be participating in a county SAR exercise, with our other volunteer units, that is referred to as code name ‘Bigfoot’. Our unit, @tacomamountainrescue our 4x4 Unit, German Shepherd Search Dogs, North West Bloodhounds, along with @piercesheriff will be going through training scenarios and conducting mock searches. While each unit conducts frequent training, this event gives us the opportunity to work with each other and brush up on our SAR skills. Pierce County Explorer Search and Rescue is currently recruiting new members. Check us out at https://pcesar.org/join to find dates for an orientation to learn more about volunteering. Our organization is for both youth and adults, age 14+. ————————————————— #sar #searchandrescue #piercecounty #pcesar #mountainrescue #bigfoot #sasquatch #yeti #mtrainier #k9sar #germanshepherd #bloodhoundsofinstagram #volunteer #rescue #tacoma #sheriff #soothersmaylive

**RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS**Youth & Adults Age 14+**
Be part of something bigger and give back to your community. 
Attend an orientation to learn about what is involved to volunteer with Pierce County Explorer Search and Rescue. Learn about missions we respond to, prerequisites, training requirements, equipment needs, and more!

For more information, please check out our website at https://pcesar.org. 
 #SoOthersMayLive

9/11 @7pm: Bonney Lake Library - 18501 90th St E

9/17 @7pm: Gig Harbor Library - 4424 Point Fosdick Drive N.W. 
9/19 @7pm: Tacoma Police Dept - 3701 S Pine St

9/26 @7:15pm: South Hill Library - 15420 Meridian E

10/2 @7pm: Graham Library - 9202 224th St E

10/7 @7pm: Parkland/Spanaway Library -13718 Pacific Ave S 
10/14 @7pm: Puyallup Public Library - 324 S Meridian

10/23 @7pm: Sumner Library - 1116 Fryar Ave

2 More Orientation Dates & Locations to Come!! ————————————————— #sar #searchandrescue #pcesar #pnw #piercecounty #volunteer #hiking #backpacking #survival #greatergood #mtrainier #tacoma #bonneylake #puyallup #gigharbor #eatonville #wta #trail #graham #washingtonstate

2019-09-05 16:06   86 3

 

**RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS**Youth & Adults Age 14+** Be part of something bigger and give back to your community. Attend an orientation to learn about what is involved to volunteer with Pierce County Explorer Search and Rescue. Learn about missions we respond to, prerequisites, training requirements, equipment needs, and more! For more information, please check out our website at https://pcesar.org. #SoOthersMayLive 9/11 @7pm: Bonney Lake Library - 18501 90th St E 9/17 @7pm: Gig Harbor Library - 4424 Point Fosdick Drive N.W. 9/19 @7pm: Tacoma Police Dept - 3701 S Pine St 9/26 @7:15pm: South Hill Library - 15420 Meridian E 10/2 @7pm: Graham Library - 9202 224th St E 10/7 @7pm: Parkland/Spanaway Library -13718 Pacific Ave S 10/14 @7pm: Puyallup Public Library - 324 S Meridian 10/23 @7pm: Sumner Library - 1116 Fryar Ave 2 More Orientation Dates & Locations to Come!! ————————————————— #sar #searchandrescue #pcesar #pnw #piercecounty #volunteer #hiking #backpacking #survival #greatergood #mtrainier #tacoma #bonneylake #puyallup #gigharbor #eatonville #wta #trail #graham #washingtonstate

**NOW RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS**
Youth & Adults Age 14+

Attend an orientation to learn about what is involved to volunteer with Pierce County Explorer Search and Rescue. Learn about missions we respond to, training requirements, equipment needs, and more!

For more information, please check out our website at https://pcesar.org. 
9/11 @7pm: Bonney Lake Library - 18501 90th St E

9/17 @7pm: Gig Harbor Library - 4424 Point Fosdick Drive N.W. 
9/19 @7pm: Tacoma Police Dept - 3701 S Pine St

9/26 @7:15pm: South Hill Library - 15420 Meridian E

10/2 @7pm: Graham Library - 9202 224th St E

10/7 @7pm: Parkland/Spanaway Library -13718 Pacific Ave S 
10/14 @7pm: Puyallup Public Library - 324 S Meridian

10/23 @7pm: Sumner Library - 1116 Fryar Ave

2 More Orientation Dates & Locations to Come!! ————————————————— #sar #searchandrescue #pcesar #pierceesar #piercecounty #orientation #volunteer #pnw #outdoors #hiking #backpacking #survival #firstaid #mtrainier #bonneylake #tacoma #graham #puyallup #spanaway #parkland #southhill #eatonville #lakewood #gigharbor #spanaway

2019-09-02 21:22   35 5

 

**NOW RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS** Youth & Adults Age 14+ Attend an orientation to learn about what is involved to volunteer with Pierce County Explorer Search and Rescue. Learn about missions we respond to, training requirements, equipment needs, and more! For more information, please check out our website at https://pcesar.org. 9/11 @7pm: Bonney Lake Library - 18501 90th St E 9/17 @7pm: Gig Harbor Library - 4424 Point Fosdick Drive N.W. 9/19 @7pm: Tacoma Police Dept - 3701 S Pine St 9/26 @7:15pm: South Hill Library - 15420 Meridian E 10/2 @7pm: Graham Library - 9202 224th St E 10/7 @7pm: Parkland/Spanaway Library -13718 Pacific Ave S 10/14 @7pm: Puyallup Public Library - 324 S Meridian 10/23 @7pm: Sumner Library - 1116 Fryar Ave 2 More Orientation Dates & Locations to Come!! ————————————————— #sar #searchandrescue #pcesar #pierceesar #piercecounty #orientation #volunteer #pnw #outdoors #hiking #backpacking #survival #firstaid #mtrainier #bonneylake #tacoma #graham #puyallup #spanaway #parkland #southhill #eatonville #lakewood #gigharbor #spanaway

Pierce County volunteer units responded to a search today for a missing man from Yelm, reported missing since Tuesday. A team from our partner volunteer unit, Pierce County German Shepard Search Dogs, located the subject alive in the heavily wooded area near the Nisqually River. He is being evaluated and will be transported out of the woods soon by ground teams. ————————————————— #sar #searchandrescue #gssd #piercecounty #searchdog #germanshepard #teamwork #collaboration #pnw #thurstoncounty #yelm #mtrainier #nisqually #volunteer #pcesar #pierceesar #explorer #mtrainier #soothersmaylive

2019-08-24 01:30   37 0

 

Pierce County volunteer units responded to a search today for a missing man from Yelm, reported missing since Tuesday. A team from our partner volunteer unit, Pierce County German Shepard Search Dogs, located the subject alive in the heavily wooded area near the Nisqually River. He is being evaluated and will be transported out of the woods soon by ground teams. ————————————————— #sar #searchandrescue #gssd #piercecounty #searchdog #germanshepard #teamwork #collaboration #pnw #thurstoncounty #yelm #mtrainier #nisqually #volunteer #pcesar #pierceesar #explorer #mtrainier #soothersmaylive

Come out August 17th from 11am-3pm, on your way to Mt Rainier, to the Ashford Fire Dept open house. 
Meet us, your volunteer Search and Rescue team. Check out our vehicles, equipment, and learn how to volunteer with our unit. 
Get a chance to use a real fire hose, use a fire extinguisher, tour a fire engine, and a helicopter!
Cascade Regional Blood Services will be onsite as well for the opportunity to donate blood. 
See you out there! ——————————————— #sar #searchandrescue #piercecounty #pcesar #ashford #firedept #fireengine #helicopter #volunteer #mtrainier #themountain #search #rescue #pnw #soothersmaylive

2019-08-13 14:52   52 1

 

Come out August 17th from 11am-3pm, on your way to Mt Rainier, to the Ashford Fire Dept open house. Meet us, your volunteer Search and Rescue team. Check out our vehicles, equipment, and learn how to volunteer with our unit. Get a chance to use a real fire hose, use a fire extinguisher, tour a fire engine, and a helicopter! Cascade Regional Blood Services will be onsite as well for the opportunity to donate blood. See you out there! ——————————————— #sar #searchandrescue #piercecounty #pcesar #ashford #firedept #fireengine #helicopter #volunteer #mtrainier #themountain #search #rescue #pnw #soothersmaylive

Swing by August 6 at Glacier View Park in Eatonville for National Night Out. 
We’ll be out there with an Operations vehicle and equipment for the public to check out. 
If your interested in volunteering we’ll be able to answer any questions you might have or just hear about some of the missions we respond to. 
See you there! ————————————————— #sar #searchandrescue #piercecounty #pcesar #eatonville #nationalnightout #volunteer #operations #mtrainier #meetandgreet #soothersmaylive

2019-08-05 20:42   18 0

 

Swing by August 6 at Glacier View Park in Eatonville for National Night Out. We’ll be out there with an Operations vehicle and equipment for the public to check out. If your interested in volunteering we’ll be able to answer any questions you might have or just hear about some of the missions we respond to. See you there! ————————————————— #sar #searchandrescue #piercecounty #pcesar #eatonville #nationalnightout #volunteer #operations #mtrainier #meetandgreet #soothersmaylive

Pierce County ESAR will be helping with logistics, communications, and SAR duties (as needed) this Saturday in support of the White River 50 endurance run. 
Competitive racers from around the country embark on a 50 mile race to the finish line that entails over 17,400 feet of elevation change! Participants begin that morning at 6am and complete the entire course by that afternoon/evening! 
Please keep an eye out on the forest roads and trails that day for runners and support staff. 
Start and Finish line is at Buck Creek Campground off of 410, FS Rd 7160. 
The course will cover areas and trails on both sides of 410 from Skookum Flats, Palisades, Dalles, Noble Nob, Corral Pass, Ranger Creek, Fawn Ridge, Sun Top Lookout, FS 7135, and more. 
Wave hi if you see us out on the trails that day! ————————————————— #sar #searchandrescue #pcesar #piercecounty #mtrainier #pnw #410 #suntoplookout #volunteer #rangercreek #buckcreek #endurancerunning #ultramarathon #50miler #support #logistics #hamradio #crystalmountain #whiteriver #soothersmaylive

2019-07-24 22:18   41 0

 

Pierce County ESAR will be helping with logistics, communications, and SAR duties (as needed) this Saturday in support of the White River 50 endurance run. Competitive racers from around the country embark on a 50 mile race to the finish line that entails over 17,400 feet of elevation change! Participants begin that morning at 6am and complete the entire course by that afternoon/evening! Please keep an eye out on the forest roads and trails that day for runners and support staff. Start and Finish line is at Buck Creek Campground off of 410, FS Rd 7160. The course will cover areas and trails on both sides of 410 from Skookum Flats, Palisades, Dalles, Noble Nob, Corral Pass, Ranger Creek, Fawn Ridge, Sun Top Lookout, FS 7135, and more. Wave hi if you see us out on the trails that day! ————————————————— #sar #searchandrescue #pcesar #piercecounty #mtrainier #pnw #410 #suntoplookout #volunteer #rangercreek #buckcreek #endurancerunning #ultramarathon #50miler #support #logistics #hamradio #crystalmountain #whiteriver #soothersmaylive

Did you know...
Our units first ever mission was for 2 bobcats that had wandered off from @ptdefiancezoo ! The goal was to track and locate the ‘subjects’, in order to notify the zoo staff. We were not to attempt capture ourselves. 😂
This first callout occurred back in 1966. Back then we were known as Tacoma Explorer Search and Rescue, before later adopting the Pierce County name.
Our searches now a days are primarily for humans or evidence.
The bobcats were never located and were considered missing. I assume they were tracking the youth and adults performing the search instead, before ‘hightailing’ it out of there. There where abouts during that time continue to remain a mystery.

2019-07-16 15:51   43 2

 

Did you know... Our units first ever mission was for 2 bobcats that had wandered off from @ptdefiancezoo ! The goal was to track and locate the ‘subjects’, in order to notify the zoo staff. We were not to attempt capture ourselves. 😂 This first callout occurred back in 1966. Back then we were known as Tacoma Explorer Search and Rescue, before later adopting the Pierce County name. Our searches now a days are primarily for humans or evidence. The bobcats were never located and were considered missing. I assume they were tracking the youth and adults performing the search instead, before ‘hightailing’ it out of there. There where abouts during that time continue to remain a mystery.

Sunday evening out of county callout. 
Subject located safe and ok while en route! 
Glad they are reunited with their family and dinner is back on for our volunteers! 😀
We’ll toss our gear in and out of our rigs all day if it means others will live. 
Stay safe Pierce County!

2019-07-15 03:20   52 1

 

Sunday evening out of county callout. Subject located safe and ok while en route! Glad they are reunited with their family and dinner is back on for our volunteers! 😀 We’ll toss our gear in and out of our rigs all day if it means others will live. Stay safe Pierce County!