Annual Short Haul & Fastrope Certification

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Each year, LVMPDSAR's pilots, officers, and MR volunteers either certify or re-certify for short haul and fastrope operations.  This is a big training day for the Unit because of the teamwork and coordination that it takes to keep everyone trained.

Here's a picture of a tandem shorthaul:

And here's what it looks like in real time.  This is a video of a volunteer being short hauled with a litter:

At the conclusion of the training session, all participants are certified to either fly or be involved in short haul and fastrope missions that are conducted by the Unit throughout the year.

Photos of the event can be found by visiting our Flickr page.  Enjoy!
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T-Shirt and a Tour Giveaway

Thursday, October 20, 2011

We have great news! We're going to be giving away a LVMPDSAR t-shirt and a tour of our hangar to five lucky recipients!


In order to be eligible for the giveaway, two things need to happen:

  1. You must 'Like' our page on Facebook. 
  2. We must have at least 1,000 'Likes' by the end of the year. 

What are the Details?

If #1 and #2 are met by 12:00am on January 1, 2012, we will randomly select 5 individuals from the pool of people who 'Like' us on Facebook as recipients.

What do you get?

Each recipient will receive one LVMPDSAR t-shirt and an invite to attend an exclusive tour of our hangar.

How will you be notified?

Recipients will be notified via a private message in Facebook no later than January 15, 2012.

How do you enter?

All that you have to do is log into your Facebook account, head to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Search and Rescue page, and click on the 'Like' button!  Here's the link just in case you've never visited us before:

Remember, we must have 1,000 Likes by the end of the year, so after you've clicked on the Like button, spread the word!

Thank you so much for your continued support!

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Basic's Class 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011
Earlier this year, we opened recruitment for our Mountain Rescue Unit and as our mid-July cut-off date approached, we had received over 120 interest forms. After hosting an orientation, physical fitness test, and in-person interviews, we chose 12 people to attend this year's Basic's class. This month, our Basic's Class members will go through rigorous training and testing with the ultimate hope of being selected as a volunteer. Here's the new group at work at Red Rock:

This year's class ends in November. If you notice a group of people in yellow rescue shirts out on the rock, you'll know that it's us!
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