December CCSAR events

Mountainburg Christmas parade: 12/3 @ 11 am-CCSAR

Cedarville parade: 12/3 @ 1 pm

Mulberry parade : 12/3 @ 1 pm-CCSAR

Crawford County Courthouse annual lighting events: 12/3 @ 5:30 pm

CCSAR annual pot luck 12/6 at 6 pm @ EOC. Call Margo for pot luck instructions.

12/9 Alma Christmas parade @ 6 pm-CCSAR

December 10 th:

Polar Bear plunge in Mulberry @ 9 am located at Bluff Hole


Van Buren Christmas parade at 6:30 pm-CCSAR

And finally Dyer parade will be @ 7 pm

Radiation Detection Training

Radiation Preparedness Training, Tuesday November 1 at 6:00 pm at the EOC. All MRC and CCSAR members welcome to attend.

– Radiation

– Types of Radiation

• Pre-Hospital Practices

– Protective Measures

– Contamination Control

– Patient Care

• Biological Effects

– Dose

– Emergency Worker Dose Limits

• Dosimetry


• Instruments

– Portal Monitors

– Ludlum Model 3000

CCSAR meetings and updates

Tuesday CCSAR meeting at 7 pm will be training on tracking.

Raised $175 at CC Fair.

Fall Festival is October 8-9. Will need first aid volunteers to work with MRC.

October 15 is Touch a Truck fundraiser in Mountainburg at City Park.. Will need volunteers.

November meeting will start at 6pm for radiation detection training.

December 6 meeting will be Christmas Dinner.

How Search and Rescue Works

Every time a hiker is lost in the woods, the local news stations will no doubt show images of helicopters buzzing overhead, German Shepherds sniffing the forest floor and scores of people combing the woods in search of clues. This brief bit of insight into the world of search and rescue (SAR) teams is about all the general public ever sees. In reality, SAR goes way beyond these glimpses on the news — it’s an extensive emergency service performed by highly trained military specialists, local law enforcement and civilian volunteers.

The goal of SAR is to locate, stabilize and extract individuals in distress. That can mean a hiker on the side of a mountain, a sailor lost at sea, a trapped urban disaster survivor, a captured soldier or an Alzheimer’s patient wandering city streets. Each area of SAR employs techniques specific to the circumstance. Air and sea rescue requires skilled ocean swimmers and helicopter pilots. Combat rescue uses the military’s most accomplished Special Forces teams. Urban SAR requires hazardous material experts and structural specialists.

Lee Creek Clean Up

Saturday, September 10, 9am – 1pm. Devil’s Den State Park.

Headquarters will be at Day Use Horse Parking Area at Devil’s Den (at the west end of the park just off Hwy 220).

Clean up area: Park to Hwy 220 bridge. Check-In and clean up 9a-12p and then lunch from 12-1p then door prize give a ways.

2016 Fall Festival in VB

Autumn is welcomed in old-fashioned style as Van Buren opens historic Main Street for the Fall Festival. Over 200 exhibitors will be displaying fine artwork, handcrafted items, antiques, and collectibles. The 2016 festival is scheduled for October 7th (7:00pm), 8th (9am-6pm), and 9th (9am-5pm), and will be held rain or shine.
Friday evening features a concert with the starting at 7:00pm. Saturday and Sunday offer arts & crafts plus all day entertainment, with a concert on Saturday at 7:00pm.
For general information visit The Old Town Merchants website, or call Lonnie London at 580-467-6377. For vendor information call Mindy at 580-656-0717. The vendor application may also be accessed online.

National Night Out

It’s time again for the National Night Out 2016. It will be held at the Fort Smith Convention Center on August 2nd from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Food, Fun and Family informative!!! See you there!! For more information, you can contact the FSPD at 479-709-5143!
This year’s events include a K9 demostration, dunk tank, bounce-arounds, informative mini-seminars, texting and driving simulator, drunk driving simulator, free hot dogs and drinks, and opportunities to meet firemen, police officers, EMS personnel, see inside emergency vehicles, and lots more! Come out and enjoy this event with us!!!! We look forward to seeing you there!!!

Tonight’s CCSAR meeting will be held at the Convention Center in Fort Smith due to the celebration of National Night Out sponsored by the Fort Smith Police Department.

nat night out