Category: June Mansfield

2021 Year in Review

2021 Year in Review

In 2021, the Washington State SAR Planning Unit supported 18 missions located in 8 different Washington counties and in all three Washington national Parks. 83% of these missions were in wilderness areas, and several of the mission spanned a large number of days. Over...

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Search in Eastern Washington Ongoing

As of November 9, 2021 search crews from around the state have been searching for Seattle Deputy Fire Chief Jay Schreckengost who has been missing for more than a week in the wilderness of Eastern Washington. Searchers are being briefed on assignments before heading...

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WASSPU Member soon to be a published author!

WASSPU Member soon to be a published author!

Member Guy Mansfield and co-author Suzanne Elshult have a new book coming out!  Search for the Dead: True Tales of a K9 Search and Rescue Team will be published in 2022.  They also recently won 1st Place in a Pacific Northwest Writers Association contest....

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Thank You from Governor Inslee

Thank You from Governor Inslee

Recently our team responded to a search in Olympic National Park where a member of Governor Inslee's staff had been missing for several days. We were able to provide both on-site and remote planning and operational support that helped bring this mission to a...

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2020 Mission Highlights

2020 Mission Highlights

Here is a sample of the missions we deployed on in 2020. During 2020 we experienced a 55% increase in requests for our services.  We provided support for 17 missions that spanned 8 Washington counties and all 3 of the Washington State National Parks. Several of these...

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Search Theory Calculation Tools

Search Theory Calculation Tools

2019 SSPU Search Planning Methods Guide Quick menu access to decision guides, search theory principles, and search planning spreadsheet tools. 2019 Muir Preplan 2019 Muir Snowfield SAR Incident PrePlan, prepared for Mount Rainier National Park. 

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