King County Explorer Search and Rescue (ESAR)

posted Aug 28, 2012, 2:36 PM by Ken Buscho   [ updated Aug 28, 2012, 2:36 PM ]
King County Explorer Search and Rescue (ESAR) is the largest of nine units in the King County Search and Rescue Association (KCSARA). The 100% volunteer organization was founded in 1954 as the first youth based search and rescue team in the nation. ESAR is the county's primary ground search and non-technical rescue unit, and responds to over 60 missions a year in both King County and around the state of Washington.  (
http://www.kcesar.org/)

Cal-ESAR got it's start in California because of King County and the other Washington state ESAR units that helped pioneer the use of Scouts for search and rescue and establish the program we use today.