Kitsap County has many recreational areas that attract hunters, hikers, fishermen, and more. These people may find themselves lost or in trouble. Brush picking and mushroom picking also bring possibilities for search and rescue missions. Due to the vast areas in Kitsap County, the possibility exists for hikers and campers to become lost. Injury or death can happen if they are not found within a reasonable amount of time. Small children and the elderly often wander off and need search operations. The Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management (KCDEM) manages volunteers for search and rescue (SAR.) The Kitsap Sheriff’s Office deploys search and rescue.