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Report an accident

If you are involved in an avalanche accident, please use one of the following forms to submit an Accident Report:
Avalanche Accident Short Form   Avalanche Accident Long Form    
 
Q: Which form should I fill out?
A:  In most cases the Avalanche Accident Short Form.  The Long Form is primarily for avalanche professionals.  Both forms are MS Word documents. 

 

Please submit the completed report, a narrative of any additional accident information and relevant photos to NWAC via:

email: forecasters@nwac.us
or
mail: NWAC
7600 Sandpoint Way NE
Building 1
Seattle, WA 98115-6349
or
fax: to 206-526-6094 (attention NWAC on coversheet).
 
Please note: Complete NWAC Accident Reports can take anywhere from a few weeks to months to complete as information is gathered from all the relevant parties, observations and forecasts surrounding the accident and dependent on the seasonal forecast workload.  A short description of the accident will be available immediately in the incident description column found on the Accidents Reports page.