washington state sEARCH AND RESCUE
With the advent of GPS technology it doe have it challenges. There are many different formats :LatLon, UTM, UPS, MGRS, MGRS Polar, USNG (identical to MGRS), Georef, and State Plane. This link will allow a user to convert from one source to any other.
As the United States' inland search and rescue coordinator, the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center serves as the single agency responsible for coordinating on-land federal SAR activities in the 48 contiguous United States, Mexico and Canada.
To us, it's not necessarily what you know as much as do you know where to get the information. Below are some recommended links for SAR Coordinators to bookmark and keep handy. You never know when you may need them.
Washington State Search and Rescue Coordinators Association