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SAR volunteers complete training



New recruits: Klickitat County Search and Rescue volunteers spent more than 10 weeks and 70 hours of training and testing, during their recent academy held between January and April. Eleven volunteers completed the training and were recognized at a graduation ceremony April 8.

On April 8, Klickitat County Sheriff Chief Criminal Deputy Pat Kaley thanked the volunteer students at the Klickitat County Search & Rescue Basic Training Academy Graduation in Goldendale. Chief Deputy Kaley and SAR Coordinator Jeff King praised the many volunteers for their dedication and long hours, noting that their level of training made them specialists that lifted an enormous workload from the Sheriff's Office and the deputies.

The 2014 academy training took more than 10 weeks from January through April and included more than 70 hours of training and testing. Training topics included land navigation, rescue and evacuation, SAR team survival, lost person behavior, communications,...

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