About ESAR

Washington Explorer Search and Rescue Pierce County Unit (PCESAR) is an organization of volunteers ages 14 and up founded to assist local law enforcement in the search for missing persons in urban and wilderness settings, natural disasters, recovery of evidence, and evacuation of the injured.

Orientations

If you would like to learn more about joining Explorer Search and Rescue, come to one of the orientation meetings listed below. They are held in the meeting room of a branch of the Pierce County Library and last about an hour. There will be a short presentation about the organization, the membership requirements, and the training program and plenty of time for questions.

ESAR training hike - overnight in the Goat Rocks Wilderness

Eight ESAR members, two guests (possibly going through training), and two dogs, backpacked to Goat Lake in Lewis County.  We carried our gear, worked out a few kinks in personal equipment, played with a tarp shelter and hand a blast.  As always, "If it aint raining, it aint training", we had good weather on the way out to Goat Lake, that night it rained and buffeted us with gale force winds.  Everyone was up and ready to go in the rain as we headed back out via the Snowgrass trail, adding a couple extra miles to our journey.

Pierce County Fair 8-9-17 thru 8-13-17

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ESAR has a booth at the Pierce County Fair at Frontier Park in Graham.  We are recruiting new members for the up coming training season.  Come by and say hello.

Missing Elderly woman in South Hill 8-8-17

ESAR responded to a missing person in the South Hill area at 0840.  Subject was found by 0930.  Thanks to all who responded.

Missing Adult in Clallam County 7-29-17

ESAR responded to a search for a missing young adult on Friday 7-28-17.  Searchers worked on Saturday 7-29-17 for 11 hours.  The missing person had been missing since April.

ESAR searchers worked with multiple other organizations to help look for evidence in this on going search.

Missing 10 year old in Fife 8-3-17

ESAR responded to a search for a missing 10 year old in Fife on Thursday.  The boy was located safe.

Tacoma search 8-7-17

This morning Search and Rescue units responded to a search for an elderly woman who had wandered off in the Tacoma area.  Searchers looked for about 4 hours, finally the woman was located.  Thank you to all ESAR members that responded.

White River 50 mile Run - ESAR support 8-5-17

White River 50 mile Run - ESAR support 8-5-17

     Pierce County Explorer Search and Rescue helped support the White River 50 mile run on Saturday.  There were about 260 runners across a 50-mile course from 6:00 am until 8:00 pm.  ESAR was stationed at every check point and ensured the runners safety by ensuring each runner was accounted for, as well as providing communications and onsite first-aide.    

ESAR Store Order Form

Here is the order form for ordering merchandise from the store.  Complete the form, we'll respond to you via email, provide you with your total and make arrangements to get you your gear and collect payment.
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