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. Two 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.
Purchase orders and check payments should be made to:
2014 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 19, 2014. No online registrations will be accepted after Monday, September 22, 2014. 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 email@example.com or by phone at 503-557-5827 by September 22, 2014 to update the registration information.
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 19, 2014. A cancellation service fee of $75 will be charged. Refunds will not be made for cancellations requested or postmarked after September 19, 2014 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.
There are 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. For participants of Northwest SARCon special permission is given to allow tents in Barton West campground.