Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Rope Rescue Operator and Support Check Off's

Each year team members are required to recertify their Rope Rescue Operator and Support skills. These involve ascending a rope past a knot and reblay, changing over (while hanging), and descending the same rope. We also perform a single rope "pick-off" of a stranded climber, and show proficiency in a number of knots. For Rope Rescue Operator, we need to construct various anchor systems, mechanical advantage systems, and a litter tie-in.

Friday, February 1, 2019

A Narrow Weather Window to Train in the Snow

Just enough snow to test our systems. Hopefully we will get more next month. If not, we may have to travel to find it.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Bats of the Southwest

The team has been attending the Southwestern Bat Class in an effort to become better informed of  the fauna in our response area. This was a fantastic class.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Dog Rescue near Calico

Received a call to rescue a dog at the bottom of a mine shaft near Calico. About 80 feet down a shaft inside an adit about 100 feet.

Midnight Creek Cave

It has been a few years since we were able to train in this cave. It was good to be back.