Okanogan County Search & Rescue Association

So that others may live!

aka Okanogan County Search and Rescue Council   |   Okanogan, WA   |  okanogansar.org

Mission

Our mission is to safe others.

Ruling year info

2017

President

Doug Foust

Main address

Po Box 1344

Okanogan, WA 98840 USA

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Formerly known as

Okanogan County Search and Rescue Council

EIN

82-0967953

NTEE code info

Search and Rescue Services (M23)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We provide the sole search and rescue service for the largest and least populated county in Washington state. We have large wilderness and roadless areas that get heavy recreation use from travelers. We need to improve our technology and rescue gear, to provide quicker life-saving services on our search missions. Better GPS, mapping, and protective gear. We want to make our rescue response the best it can be, and always maximize the safety of our team members engaged in the missions. We just converted to a 501c3 organization, because public funds are no longer available to us. Many search and rescue teams are having to do this with the changes in government funding.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Canine

Development and training of search dogs.
In live finds and HRD.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Provide training for Volunteers rope team members.Equipe team with the necessary gear.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Training and equipment for all SAR volunteers.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Training and equipment for all volunteers.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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We want to update our 20-year-old GPS units for better field operation and training use. New technology units allow for mapping and documentation download. We need to equip our search dogs with tracking collars also. We want to provide better uniforms for team recognition and personal protection. We also need to upgrade and modernize our portable power generators and other hardware necessary for our incident command post operations. Our portable radios need to be upgraded soon to current tech abilities.

We are working towards grants or equipment manufacturer sponsorships to fund these upgrades. We do fundraising in our area to cover operating expenses and some equipment purchases.

Our all-volunteer staff is capable of meeting these goals if we can get the needed resources. The equipment is available and there are no engineering problems or hurdles involved.

We are receiving a grant to upgrade our technical rescue ropes and hardware. This will replace worn gear and improve our kit to where we can implement a full rescue system that will comply with industry standards. Last year we were able to supply our team members with a Goretex parka, with uniform markings, to provide better personal protection from extreme weather.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Okanogan County Search & Rescue Association

Board of directors
as of 8/15/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Larry Gilman


Board co-chair

Debbie Jones

Heather Rivard

Sec/Treasurer

Rick Avery

Okanogan Area Rep

Robert Rivard

Methow Valley Area Rep

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 08/15/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Male

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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