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SAR volunteers complete training



Contributed READY FOR ACTION: The graduating class of Search and Rescue.

Last Tuesday Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer thanked the volunteer students at the Klickitat County Search and Rescue (SAR) Basic Training Academy on the occasion of their graduation in Goldendale. Songer and SAR Coordinator Jeff King praised the graduates for their dedication and long hours, noting that the volunteers' level of training made them specialists who provide a great service to the county.

The 2016 academy training took place over 12 weeks, from January thru April, and included over 75 hours of training and testing. Training subjects included land navigation, rescue and evacuation, SAR team survival, lost person behavior, communications, search techniques, and helicopter o...

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