2005 Tacoma, Silver Quad Cab, TRD Off-Road
2011 4Runner Trail Edition, Magnetic Gray
Proud Supplier to the American War Machine
Mountain Rescue Specialist
** "I knew it! I'm surrounded by a**holes!" **
SARcoma Build Thread
^^^^^^^^^^ and we were part of the county sherriffs department too.
Some of the SAR teams here in Colo. definetly have nice expensive equipment. In some cases (El Paso, Cty) it depends on your sponsor, in other cases (Alpine, Larimer Cty., Rocky Mtn.) , it helps to have the right people, in the right "locations" and "affiliations" with the state. I spent 5 yrs with Gilpin County, resigned when I got married and by the time I was able to get back into it, they had disbanded. The Sheriff and one of the Sgt's definetly supported us, unfortunately the money just wasn't there (sad given all the casino's in the area), I remember one call-out where the one Sgt. berated the leadership of another group who responded to a call within Gilpin Cty. instead of passing the call on to us. We didn't know they were called out until they requested an ambulance for their victim. When the tone went out for that, the Sgt. advised dispatch to tone SAR as well to respond/assist. When it was done, he and the Sheriff let the other team know that in the future they needed to advise us what they were doing first.
'00 Dodge Dakota, modified gibson exhaust, AFE intake, Cobra CB, Astro Topper/Yakima rack system, Winch Ready front bumper, Milemarker E8000 winch, 4.10 gears, ssbc rear disc conversion, a few extra lights and a build that will never end.
New project, 2009 Kawasaki Versys, will be more of a street oriented expo vehicle, but it's still in the planning stages.
Tow truck at Birdsville QLD Australia..
Not really SAR but I'm a first responder/ emergency recovery. I'm on the highway though. we got some pretty sweet trucks.
You can't find your way untill you've been lost.
Last edited by DarioCarrera; 11-28-2011 at 06:39 AM.
Dario Carrera - YY5DCV
2004 FZJ 80
Little late to this party, but, after seeing this thread, I took pix of our two primary units during the last call-out. I am a probationary (for now) member of the San Luis Obispo County unit, which is attached to the sheriff's office.
683 (with porta-potty attachment)
1755--which is the communications and command center
We are pretty busy as we are a vacation destination. We patrol the Oceano Dunes and are called to remote locations pretty regularly. Just not very rugged country here, however.
Not a dedicated SAR vehicle but a very capable people hauler on missions. I'm working on my SAR Tech II training right now.
Here's MY SAR truck, Azul Brute and air scent dog, Aimee:
Retired Navy Chief (Viet Nam, Persian Gulf), Communication Sergeant, Verde Search and Rescue.