November 2 OR November 9 at District 5 Volunteer Fire Department at 5920 Hwy 59 in Van Buren from 8am to 5pm. You have a choice of either of these dates for your HAZMAT Awareness classes which is a requirement for your search and rescue. Please go to: Arkansas Department of Emergency Management on-line to sign up! Go to Preparedness then Training then to Registration (Hazardous Materials Training) to enroll. Class is taught by Ronnie Rogers.
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SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!
When the entrance doorway was blocked to the presentation hall, Crawford County Search And Rescue put their heads together and simply attacked the issue by carrying the Swift Water Boat through the entrance doorway right off the boat trailer.
I’M SORRY THE BOARD PRESIDENT IS ALL TIED UP AT THE MOMENT!
Board President Steven Gann is hoisted up by Board Members (Brothers) Tim and Jim Jones with Search And Rescue Team Member Peter Le coaching them on. Boy, what a night out on the town.
07/06/2012 Night Class – Night Vision Generation 3 Goggles. Team members went through an orientation in the use of the new goggles and then went on a Night Mission at the Van Buren City Park where they experience walking the path while wearing them. They were instructed on a clue search and found all clues that were placed rather quickly and easily. Team Members were simply amazed in how well they worked and evening thought about playing night time golf. Future classes will consist of this same training approach but we will be adding everyday tasks and driving atv equipment while wearing them.
6 Sets of New High Visibility Chainsaw Chaps with High Visibility Helmets with Ear Protection were demonstrated by Tim Jones, Jim Jones and Mathew Langley during the 07/03/2012 SAR Team Meeting. 2 New Stihl Chainsaw were also purchased for use in tornado damage rescue events and running trails for search and rescue operations. These items were purchased through grant funding. Crawford County Road Department also received 6 sets.
This was a six (6) hour training event for the eighteen (18) Crawford County SAR Team Members. Everyone had a great time. This was the first voyage for the S S Jim Gist. We were asked for our contact telephone numbers by Lake Fort Smith official’s.
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Camper/Hiker, snake bite injury, stayed put/stayed on trail, search and rescue 3 hours 32 minutes, weather/clear. Patient transported to Washington Regional Hospital in Fayetteville, AR.
1 mile downstream of Garrison Avenue Bridge on Arkansas River, rescue boater/fisherman. Cause: Equipment Failed (Lower Unit Failed). Behavior: Stayed Put (Tied up to shore Fort Smith City side). Father with 8 year old daughter. Total rescue time 2 hours 49 minutes. Weather: Stormy, Occasional Rain.
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