Letter: Faster response needed when tragedy strikes

...someone in need, there is an immediate response from search and rescue, as well as help from local and state police and...experience such a tragedy.Just because you can't search and rescue doesn't mean you shouldn't immediately search...
Police and fire dispatches for July 21, 2015

...block of Franklin Street at the request of his probation officer for a probation violation. Alcohol was involved.Search and rescue? At 10:50 p.m. Sunday, Alaska State Troopers responded to an overdue hiker on Dupont Trail at the end of...
My Turn: Why I vetoed $200 million in oil tax credits

...spending cuts. From Southeast communities that will see reduced ferry service this winter to reduced firefighting and search and rescue capacity in the Interior. You, a family member, or a neighbor may have been laid off recently. Public services...
Little log cabin to get torched

...drills from 8 a.m. to about 3 p.m., including practicing extinguishing small fires inside the cabin, doing searches and rescues with dummies, breaking the windows and roof for ventilation and setting up hose lines.Then at 3 p.m., the...
Teen survives plane crash in mountains, hikes to safety

...about it," Lt. Col. Jeffrey Lustick of the Civil Air Patrol told reporters, saying he has spent 30 years in search and rescue. "Moments of joy like this can be hard to find."Lustick said even with the clues Veatch provided, finding the...
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Empire Editorial: Sometimes, more is better

...that bears be afraid of humans. Guided tours will keep hikers from taking shortcuts and, hopefully, mean fewer search-and-rescue efforts. Of course, it takes good guide training and knowledgable guides to achieve such a feat. For that we...
Bone ID dashes hopes of searchers

...woods aren't all that rare, but these to me I thought, 'Oh man, these could be human.'"For those in the search and rescue community who have to tell families that they could not find their loved ones, that's not an insensitive wish...
Cutter Roanoke Island leaves Homer on last voyage

...Anchorage recounted some of Roanoke Island's service since being commissioned in Homer on Feb. 2, 1992:? 150 search and rescue missions, including saving three fishermen on the F/V Genoa in 2013;? 40,000 hours underway at sea;? 1...
Police & Fire for Sunday, June 28, 2015

...vehicles each sustained minor damage. Victoria Martin, 18, was cited for failing to maintain a safe distance.Search and rescue? At 1:42 p.m. Thursday, Juneau Alaska State Troopers received a report of an overdue hiker in the area of...
Powerful rainstorms hit East Coast; Midwest cleans up

...that are upside down. ... It is the worst thing I've ever seen."Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner deployed a search-and-rescue team to assist and said he was concerned out-of-towners were hurt or trapped and wouldn't be reported missing...
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