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Northwest SARCon 2015

The Northwest's Premier Search & Rescue Conference • Sept. 25-27, 2015

 
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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.

Click here to watch a video about SARCon on our YouTube channel.

The conference returns September 25-27, 2015 to Camp Kuratli at Trestle Glen in Boring, Oregon. Click here to take a video tour of Camp Kuratli.

The 2015 conference will feature:

Plus vendor sponsored events, on-site lodging accommodations, networking opportunities, the Northwest SARCon annual banquet and much more!

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Registration/Fee Info

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, three-day courses are available for K9 handlers and their dogs at an additional cost, covering air-scent, trailing and HRD. The registration fee these K9 specialty courses is $375 per handler and $150 for observers.

Register online here.

Secure payments by Visa, MasterCard or Discover are accepted online.

Purchase orders and check payments should be made to:

2015 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.  Additional meals are available for purchase on-site at the conference.

No mail registration will be accepted after Friday, September 18, 2015.  No online registrations will be accepted after Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 5 p.m.  No registrations at the door please.

Transfer of registration fees to one other person may be done without penalty at any time. Please contact Conference Coordinator Julie Collinson by email at jcollinson@clackamas.us or by phone at 503-557-5827 by September 23, 2015 at 5 p.m. to update the registration information.

Julie Collinson, Conference Coordinator
Phone: 503-557-5827
Fax: 503-794-8068
E-mail: jcollinson@clackamas.us

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 departure times may be earlier than the start time noted in the brochure and online -- verify your field-exercise departure time and meeting location at conference registration.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Request for refunds must be received in writing no later than September 18, 2015. A cancellation service fee of $75 will be charged. Refunds will not be made for cancellations requested or postmarked after September 18, 2015 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 are available for those who qualify. Attendance certificates will be available online upon completion of the event and the post-event feedback survey is completed. Continuing-education credits are available for first responders, EMTs and paramedics participating in the medical courses, and can be used toward re-certification.


On-site Lodging

A number of RV, camping and semi-private and cabin-type lodging options are available at Camp Kuratli. Please contact Julie Collinson for reservations at 503-557-5827 or by email at jcollinson@clackamas.us.

Other Lodging Options

Clackamas County’s Barton Park is located .6 miles from Camp Kuratli. The Barton Park “West” 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 $26/night, plus an additional $8 transaction fee. Advanced reservations are recommended as spaces are limited. You may reserve online at http://reservations.clackamas.us (find "Barton West" under the "Camping/RV" tab) or you may call in to the Main County Parks Office at 503-742-4414.

Courtyard by Marriott
10.3 miles/18 minutes from Camp Kuratli
9300 SE Sunnybrook Blvd.
Clackamas, OR  97015
503-652-2900
$97 per night + tax (special SARCon reservation link)
Does not accept pets.

Monarch Hotel
10.3 miles/18 minutes from Camp Kuratli
12566 SE 93rd Avenue
Clackamas, OR  97015
503-652-1515
$97 per night + tax (Please ask for the government per diem rate)
Does not accept pets.

Holiday Inn Express
11.7 miles/18 minutes from Camp Kuratli
75 82nd Drive
Gladstone, OR  97027
503-722-7777
Rooms start at $97-$107 per night + tax (Please ask for the government per diem rate)
Does not accept pets.

Hampton Inn Clackamas
9.7 miles/15 minutes from Camp Kuratli
9040 SE Adams St.
Clackamas, OR  97015
503-655-7900
$97 per night + tax (Please ask for the government per diem rate)
Does not accept pets.

Comfort Suites Clackamas
9.7 miles/15 minutes from Camp Kuratli
15929 SE McKinley Ave.
Clackamas, OR  97015
503-723-3450
$85 per night + tax / $15 pet fee for first 2-nights, $10 for each add’l night.

Fagan’s Haven Bed and Breakfast
Boring, OR
503-658-2010

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Northwest SARCon

Sheriff Craig Roberts

Sheriff Craig Roberts

2015 Northwest SARCon
Sept. 25-27, 2015

Camp Kuratli at Trestle Glen
24751 SE Hwy 224
Boring, OR 97009

Julie Collinson, Conference Coordinator
Phone: 503-557-5827
Fax: 503-794-8068
jcollinson@clackamas.us

Register online