by Gregg Morris
The main drawback to living a, “Pray for Snow,” lifestyle is the threat of avalanches. “Careful what you wish for,” often comes to mind after reading avalanche reports the morning following a heavy snowfall. Growing up in the midwest, the threat of avalanches were not on our minds. Avalanches only occurred in the backcountry or on Mount Everest.
After heading west like a fine young man, I began to realize the threat of avalanches was something to mind carefully. Year after year, as if trying to prove itself in a world of tsunamis and earthquakes, avalanches have asserted their dominance out of (as well as in) bounds. Read More
Building Shelters, Fire, and Skills
by Patrick Peters
Pic by Teri Shamlian
Inching closer toward a May graduation date, the 2012 SAR Academy is nearing the end of their training. “Field days,” or training days in conditions similar to those found on real missions, have occupied most weekends.
Last Sunday was no different. The recruits spent the day at Dillon Falls learning important skills such as water safety, fire building, shelter building, and patient packaging.
Gear Up For Summer Sale
by Teri Shamlian
The Search and Rescue Foundation has outdone themselves this year for their annual fundraiser. The Gear Up For Summer Sale will be a fun, exciting event at Good Life Brewery on May 12 from 8am to 6pm. With screaming deals abound, this event on Bend’s westside should not be missed. The event will include used gear donated by the public with 100% of their sale going to the Foundation, as well as consignment items where 20% will go to the fundraiser. Read More
By Patrick Peters
When SAR members respond to a page for a mission, they carry the equipment needed to
survive in the field for at least 24 hours. Although the gear starts with the “10 Essentials,” missions
can range from mountain rescues to evidence searches so the equipment list is a bit longer.
Medical Kit: Required Items for First Aid Kit
Compiled by: SAR Medical Team
- CPR Mask
- SAM Splint
- Trauma shears or scissors
- 1- Roll Gauze,vet wrap or ace wrap
- 2- Triangular bandages w/ 4 safety pins
- 4- 4x4 gauze pads
- 2- Pair Non-latex gloves
- Waterproof tape
- Mole skin (optional)
- Crazy glue ( optional)
- Personal medications