Clallam: Search and rescue Volunteer of the Year named

Rick McFarlen of Port Angeles was named Volunteer of the Year on Wednesday night for his service with Clallam County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue.

McFarlen, a volunteer for more than a year, attends weekly training, is certified in radio communications, technical rescue and search and rescue fundamentals, and “has given freely of his time” to keep vehicles and equipment clean and operation, Sue Sargeant of Search and Rescue said Wednesday.

Volunteer Ed Phillips was also recognized for his 10 years of continuous service and commitment.

Search and Rescue is organized under the sheriff’s department and consists primarily of volunteers who respond to emergency calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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