Training Dates 2016-2017

These tentative dates are valid for Aug 2016 through Apr 2017.

Trainings must be completed in order (A, B, C, I, II, SFA, III)
Trainees returning from last year should:

  • Email the training director to determine which courses need to be repeated.
  • Resubmit both the ESAR and King County application forms

Course A - Orientation ( 7:00-9:00 PM unless otherwise noted )

Required: Bring current photo ID (Drivers License, Passport, or student ID)
Required: Bring proof of current auto insurance if you drive. If minor, bring parents auto insurance.

Course B - Map and Compass ( 8:00am - 5:00pm )

  • Issaquah: Sept 24, Oct 2, Oct 16, Oct 22

Course C - Search Theory and Field Practice ( Sat 6:30 AM to Sun 3:00-4:00 PM )

Trainees are responsible for obtaining their own basic First Aid/CPR certification and must submit a scan of a current FA/CPR card before they are allowed to register for the first overnight weekend (Course C). Please see the Course A packet for a list of approved FA/CPR providers and registration information. We may offer First Aid/CPR classes at a discounted fee; these dates will be announced at a later time

Course I - Navigation Practice ( Sat 6:20 AM to Sun 1:00-3:00 PM )

Course II - Navigation Evaluation ( Sat 7:00 AM to Sun 1:00-3:00 PM )

Searcher First Aid, Legal Issues, Helicopter Safety, and Crime Scene Awareness ( 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM )

Course III - Mock Search ( Sat 7:00 AM to Sun 1:00-3:00 PM )

  • Location TBD: Feb 25-26, Mar 11-12, Mar 25-26

SAR Academy (Course IV) - Crime Scene, Helicopter, Orientation ( 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sat, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Sun )

  • Location and Dates TBD

GRADUATION - SUNDAY, APRIL 9 AT 2:00 PM (Doors open at 1pm)

Family & friends welcome!

Vasa Park Resort & Ballroom
3560 West Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast
Bellevue, WA 98008



Training Locations

View a map of all of our training locations, or get driving directions: [View Map].

  • Camp Edward (formerly Camp Brinkley): Approximately 15 miles north of Monroe, WA
    See Training Packet for directions
  • Issaquah: Eastside Fire and Rescue Headquarters
    175 Newport Way NW, Issaquah, WA 98027 (East door)
  • Redmond: Redmond High School
    Room E-125
    17272 NE 104th St
    Redmond, WA 98052
  • Bellevue: Bellevue Fire Station #1
    766 Bellevue Way SE, Bellevue, WA (door in back)
  • Bellevue Library: Bellevue Public Library
    1111 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA
  • Newcastle: Bellevue Fire Station #9
    12412 Newcastle Way, Bellevue, WA 98006
  • Seattle: The Children’s Center at Burke Gilman Gardens
    5251 SandPoint Way NE Building 5, Seattle WA 98105
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