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Jefferson Search And Rescue volunteers proudly wear a distinctive emblem adapted from a traditional Northwest Coast Indian totem. The insignia depicts the all-seeing eye of a searcher on the open palm of a rescuer's helping hand. The design is also a reminder of the Northwest's long-standing tradition of neighbors helping neighbors.

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        1. Map
        2. Compass
        3. Extra Clothing
        4. Extra food and water
        5. First Aid Kit
        6. Waterproof flashlight
        7. Fire starter
        8. Waterproof matches
        9. Sunglasses
      10. Pocket knife

Check the weather forecasts before any wilderness outing and dress in layers. Rain gear, a stocking cap, signal whistle and leather work gloves are useful at any time of year. Don't forget prescription medications, insect repellent and sunscreen. A water filter is a new "essential" for many backcountry trips. Carry large plastic bags for improvised shelter or rain gear. Please pack out your trash!

The Ten Essentials and expert local knowledge about trails, destinations and current conditions are available from:

1044 Water Street (360) 379-9711

435 Water Street (360) 385-6240

100 Tyler Street (360) 385-6470

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Jefferson Search And Rescue is a Washington non-profit corporation. Volunteer members are dedicated to search and rescue and public education services for the people of Jefferson County and the entire Olympic Peninsula. JSAR missions are directed by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office which has legal responsibility under Washington State law (RCW Chapter 38.52) for all search and rescue activities in the county. Since its founding in 1976, JSAR members have contributed thousands of hours of community service in searches, rescues and demanding training missions to give members the skills required by state and national rescue agencies. Membership in JSAR and JCARES is open to any qualified resident of Jefferson County, Washington.

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