About Us

King County 4×4 Search and Rescue is a member organization of the King County Search and Rescue Association (KCSARA). Our core mission is providing transportation, communications, basecamp and security operations and support to Search and Rescue missions for the King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO). We also provide ground support for air operations conducted by KCSO.


4×4 Search and Rescue has been active in King County since 1954. A group of men saw a need to assist others in looking for lost or injured hikers and outdoors enthusiasts that were up logging roads in the mountains or otherwise “away from civilization.” They approached the King County Police with this idea and as a result, 4X4 became a reality.