RSVU is 100% made of volunteers that dedicate themselves to serving the communities of King county. The team continually strives to follow the most current rescue methodology and practices in providing the safest, most expedient, and effective rescue operations available. This while maintaining the highest proficiency in search and rescue techniques, wilderness and off-road navigation and operations.
There is a considerable amount of funds needed to run our operational team. These funds covers mostly protective equipment for our team members, required communications gear, vehicle assistance and recovery gear, along with rigorous and costly training courses that are required WA State core compliance. As RSVU is a registered nonprofit and is entirely self-funding, the majority of this money is raised through fundraisers and donations.volunteers come from vast
backgrounds, are typically members of other SAR units as well and represent years of accumulated search and rescue experience. RSVU, under the guidance of King County Office of Emergency management, trains and works together with public safety agencies to ensure that the public is served in the best way possible.