Summit to Sound is a Search & Rescue organization
based in Whatcom County, Washington

Summit to Sound is a member of the Whatcom County Search & Rescue Council, and is one of the most diverse units in Whatcom County. Summit to Sound consists of several specialty groups, including the Dog Group, the Ground Group, the Technical Water Rescue Group, the Horse Group, the ATV Group, and EMS. Some members carry other rescue credentials, such as EMTs, low-angle rescue, and more. Each group within Summit to Sound trains to an exceptional level within their specialty, in addition to the basic requirements of a good SAR responder.


Summit to Sound responds to missions in Whatcom County, mutual aid calls in Washington State, and has responded to mutual aid requests in British Columbia, Canada.

Search & Rescue is called upon by the Sheriff’s Department, but is an all-volunteer organization. We rely on your donations to purchase the equipment we use, as well as to train members to respond to emergencies in Whatcom County.


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Please consider a donation to Summit to Sound Search and Rescue. Now accepting online donations through PayPal!


Our next business meeting will be the third Tuesday of every month, at 7:00 PM.

​* Summit to Sound is recognized by both the State of Washington and the Internal Revenue Service as a 501c3 non-profit charitable organization.