Northwest SARCon is a search-and-rescue conference for emergency responders and their supervisors. Attendees include sheriff’s deputies, SAR team members and volunteers, police officers, firefighters and military and medical personnel. Participants receive hands-on training and participate in discussions on topics related to every aspect of search-and-rescue missions.
• More than 40 expert instructors leading over 50 sessions.
• Seven unique training tracks -- including SAR Management, Wilderness Survival, Wilderness Medicine, Technology, Water Rescue, K9, and Advanced SAR.
• Over 25 field sessions -- including 4x4 vehicle and advanced off-road operations, shallow water crossing, patient packaging, mantracking, map and compass, and four-day trailing, human remains detection and air-scent courses for K9 teams.
• Plus vendors, networking opportunities and more!
Registration is limited to 400 participants. The registration fee for the conference is $299 for paid personnel and $199 for search and rescue volunteers. Three K9 specialty, four-day courses are available for K9 handlers and their dogs at an additional cost, covering off-lead air scent searches, trailing and HRD. The registration fee for any of these K9 courses is $475 per handler and $150 for observers.
A $20 discount is available to those who register and pay in full by July 31, 2013. Discount cannot be combined with any other discount.
Purchase orders and check payments should be made to:
2013 Northwest SARCon attn: Julie L. Collinson Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office 2223 Kaen Road Oregon City, OR 97045
Registration fee includes workshops, a full breakfast on Friday, refreshment breaks, two evening receptions, the Northwest SARCon banquet and workshop materials. K9 specialty training will receive lunch on Thursday in addition to the other meals. Additional meals are available for purchase on-site at the conference.
No mail registration will be accepted after Friday, September 27, 2013. No online registrations will be accepted after Monday, September 30, 2013. No registrations at the door please. Transfer of registration fees to one other person may be done without penalty at anytime. Please fill out the Replacement Registration form (online soon) and return by September 30, 2013 to:
Confirmation of registration will be sent upon receipt of payment. Limited space is available for certain field sessions. Participants should indicate their interest in attending these sessions on the registration form. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If a session is completely full, participants will be notified and will have the option to be placed on a waiting list or to make another selection.
Field exercise departures times may be earlier than the start time
noted in the brochure and online -- verify your field exercise departure
time and meeting location posted at conference registration.
Cancellation/Refund Policy Request for refunds must be received in writing no later than September 27, 2013. A cancellation service fee of $75 will be charged. Refunds will not be made for cancellations requested or postmarked after September 27, 2013 or for participants who register but do not attend. No exception to this policy can be considered as our funds are fully committed to the production of the conference. All refunds will be mailed after the conclusion of the conference.
Name Badges Name badges will be required to enter all sessions and the conference area. Please remove name badges and lanyards when participating in high-risk activities.
Conference Materials One conference notebook will be provided to each paid participant.
DPSST and POST Credit
Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (Oregon) and Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (California) credit is available for those who qualify. Attendance certificates will be available online upon completion of the event. Continuing education credits are available for first responders, EMTs and paramedics participating in the medical courses and can be used toward re-certification.
Full Scholarship Information
A limited number of scholarships may be available for attendees who require financial assistance.
• Clackamas County's Barton Park is located a short distance from the Trestle Glen facility. The Barton Park "East" campground will be open during the conference. The campground is designed for RV camping, but some sites can accommodate tent camping. Overnight camping fees are $21/night, plus an additional $8 transaction fee. Advanced reservations are recommended as spaces are limited. You may reserve online at reservations.clackamas.us (find Barton East under the Camping/RV tab) or you may call in to the Main County Parks Office at 503-742-4414. For participants in the Search & Rescue Training, special permission is given to allow tents in Barton East campground.
Comfort Suites 15929 SE McKinley Avenue Clackamas, OR 97015 Phone: 503-723-3450 Located 10.1 miles/19 minutes from Camp Kuratli $75/night + tax. Add’l $10/night pet fee.
Oxford Suites Portland – Gladstone 75 82nd Drive Gladstone, OR 97027 Phone: 503-722-7777 Toll Free: 877-558-7710 11.4 miles/20 minutes from Camp Kuratli $88/night + tax. Breakfast and evening reception included. Pet-friendly. One-time pet fee of $25 per stay.
Clackamas Inn 16010 SE 82nd Avenue Clackamas, OR 97015 Phone: 503-650-5340 Toll Free: 800-874-6560 12.3 miles/21 minutes from Camp Kuratli $77/night + tax. Add’l $15 for the first night, and $10 each add’l night after that pet fee.
Hampton Inn 9040 SE Adams Clackamas, OR 97015 503-655-7900 Located 10.1 miles/18 minutes from Camp Kuratli. Special rate for SARCon attendees: $75/night + tax. Sorry, no pets allowed.
Monarch Hotel 12566 SE 93rd Ave. Clackamas, OR, 97015 503-652-1515 or 1-800-498-8700 Located 11.8 miles/19 minutes from Camp Kuratli $79/night rate + tax. Sorry No Pets allowed.