Search and Rescue receives boost
Douglas County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue was recently notified by the Francis C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation that it had been awarded a $2,000 grant designated for training. Minden resident Suzanne Stockdale, who chairs the Smallwood Foundation Board, notified members at a recent meeting of the grant and appreciation was warmly given.
Initial use of this grant will be the funding of a three-day man tracking class for new members and recertification of members whose tracking certification has expired.
DCSSAR is planning a fall academy for those interested in joining the unit. Applications may be downloaded from the website, douglassar.org. For more information on the academy call Training Vice-President Ben Miller at 781-6251.
Sheriff Ron Pierini wants to emphasis the Douglas County Sherrif’s Search and Rescue is a volunteer force of men and women who respond to critical need missions for the Sheriff’s Office. They are rated as one of the top search and rescue organizations in the State of Nevada. The missions they respond to include looking for lost or injured skiers and hikers, plane crashes in remote areas of the county, evacuation needs for wild land fires and mutual aid for surrounding agencies to name a few activities. The DCSSAR responds to approximately 65 calls per year.