Search & Rescue trains with Careflight |

Search & Rescue trains with Careflight

Staff Reports

Douglas County Search and Rescue participated in training which included a segment with Care Flight. The training included topics of emergency locater transmitter search, dealing with multi-casualty patients from a mock vehicle roll over, patient packaging and loading of a patient onto Care Flight.

The segment from Care Flight personnel also gave instruction on the safety aspects of working with helicopters in Search and Rescue operation.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

“It is team of highly skilled volunteers who respond to a variety of calls all year long,” officials said. “No two call-outs are ever the same. As winter approaches, search and rescue calls involve lost or injured skiers, snowboarders, cross country snow shoers, ice climbers and those riding a snow mobile. Most of the calls occur during the dark hours and inclement weather and the team has a high success rate of locating the lost or injured.