Search and rescue teams working overtime
Think the snow and ice have been hard on you? Local Search and Rescue and other volunteers have been working nearly nonstop, appreciative officials said Wednesday.
Whether it’s ferrying doctors and patients to St. John Medical Center, searching for lost residents or helping repair a radio tower repeater, volunteer crews have worked hundreds of hours in the past week, said Grover Laseke, ...
Posted on 26 Dec 2008 by Barry
Former media man to chair search and rescue
A former head of a global media company who is now living in Wanaka has been appointed the new chairman of volunteer search and rescue organisation LandSAR New Zealand.
Phillip Melchior (59) became a member of the Wanaka LandSAR team shortly after he moved to Wanaka in 2003 and started in his new national LandSAR role this week.
The former media man says he spends a lot of time ...
Posted on 19 Dec 2008 by Barry
Canadian dog-cam could revolutionize search/rescue
A joint initiative between a Ryerson University computer science professor and his colleague in the school's fashion department has resulted in a device that allows rescue dogs to transmit video and audio of disaster victims that humans can't reach.
The project, known as Canine Augmentation Technology -- ironically, CAT for short -- has the potential to allow emergency responders to ...
Posted on 30 Nov 2008 by Barry
Search and rescue told to get lost
Members of the Sevier County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue North, South and Mounted posses were told last week that their organizations are going to be dissolved.
In the place of the three separate search and rescue organizations, a single unit is going to be formed with specialized teams in 10 different disciplines. The announcement was made during a special meeting for posse ...
Posted on 26 Nov 2008 by Barry
SAR Drill Becomes Real
Manchester, CT - What
started as a search-and-rescue drill on Case Mountain ended up as the
real thing, when search team members were called across town to help
find a man missing from a state-run group home Friday night.
The man was found hours later, less than a mile away, behind a house on Richmond Drive, police said.
The man was treated for minor abrasions and minor ...
Posted on 24 Aug 2008 by Barry
Meet search-and-rescue dogs at fundraiser
Newport, OR - Shorebirds is hosting a fundraiser for local search and rescue dogs
from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 in the Shorebirds parking lot.
Funds raised will help defray costs for maintaining training and
equipment for the dogs.
Dogs Angel and Ranger will be present
for a meet and greet along with their handlers, Dixie and Tony. There
will be a limited amount of ...
Posted on 20 Aug 2008 by Barry
Kaua‘i SAR team honored after hunter found
KAUAI, Hawaii - The Kaua‘i County Council yesterday honored Francis “Bully” Mission,
the entire Kaua‘i search and rescue team and volunteers for their
“immeasurable dedication, courageousness and remarkable team effort” in
successfully locating missing hunter Cody Kimura.
The 21-year-old Lihu‘e resident was separated from his hunting party in Koke‘e on July 19.
Posted on 14 Aug 2008 by Barry
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