(Montrose County, CO
The traditional kickoff to summer season launches the busy season for Montrose County Search and Rescue personnel, who do a lot more than searching and rescuing. Sheriff’s Posse President Mark Rackay says volunteers are busy training twice a month to keep up to speed on a variety of resuce techniques and procedures.
Rackay says that there are approximately 30-volunteers with the Montrose County Sheriff’s Posse who assist people in distress in a variety of ways. Search and Rescue of hunters and hikers is common, but Posse members also assist other agencies in the event of evacuations, fires, medical calls, road closures and more. Rackay says volunteers come from all walks of life and must complete First Aid training. Call Mark Rackay for more information at (970) 249-5276.