Mountain Rescue Unit Inc.
Member Mountain Rescue Association
Meeting: Tuesday, September 7, 7:00 p.m.,
Sheriff's Office, 457-26th Street, Ogden (enter back door).
Minutes from August 10, 1999 meeting Colette Miller
Commanders' meeting update Lane McPheeters
Possible new member & advancements Lane McPheeters
- Calendar: To remain a member in good standing you
are expected to attend the Tuesday monthly meetings and the monthly training/service
sessions. The dates shown in bold are the MRU specific sessions you should plan on
attending. The other units have invited us to their training sessions which are
also shown below.
- Sep 11 Mock Search
- Oct 9 Urban Rescue
- Nov 6 Orienteering/GPS/Map & Compass
- Dec OEC Recertification/CPR
- Jan Avalanche, Probe Search
- July Call Outs:
- July 31 - Waterfall Canyon broken arm/wrist - walked out
9 - 19 year old female fell in Waterfall Canyon - Ogden Fire went up - Called Off
August 22 - Couple in rock above 22nd Street. No injuries
August 26 - Dive team assisting Ogden Police in weapon search in the river - 16th
_The Climbing wall at the fair went well. We raised
$1036.00 for the team. The team paid for 14 shirts for the people who worked more that 8
hours at the fair. Thank you to everyone who participated. Chad Geilman worked to get the
scaffolding loaned for the fair, from Howe Rents. Mark got Hansen Mountaineering to loan
the extra harnesses.
_After the Fair Chad Geilman contacted Rocky Mountain Masonry. They have
permanently donated the scaffolding for us. Thank you Chad for all your hard work in
_Team shirts. There are "golf" shirts available to everyone. They are
a grey with embroidered Sheriff's star, Search & Rescue on one side and your name on
the other side. There will be one available to see at the meeting. These are $21.00 and
you can contact Brad Randall. These shirts are for PR things (i.e.: Climbsafe, parades,
fair, etc.), they are not our call out shirts. The Sheriff's office has decided to have
everyone's call out shirts be the same also. It will be a red t-shirt, what exactly is on
it is still being decided.
_On the roster there are a few changes. The deputy's call numbers have changed.
Please note this when you are using their number. Steve Mayne has returned to the team
after being inactive for a couple of years. Welcome back. Lee Schussman, a founding member
of the team has resigned. Lee has been inactive for a while, and moved to Idaho. He was
hoping to be back more than he has, but it hasn't worked out. Sorry to see you go, Lee.
_With SARFAP (reimbursement of funds for SAR) we receive 100% reimbursement for
the period of July 98 - July 99. Brad has put in a lot of work for this and it has paid
off. At the meeting we will be putting together a "wish list" of equipment and
_Several people went to Box Elder's Desert Survival Seminar. Jeff Malan, Brad
Randall, & John Crowley all placed in shooting contests. There was also a night GPS
course. They learned a lot and want to pass it on to us. Jeff & Brad will be putting
on a basic/how to use your GPS class (Date, time, & location TBA).
_The Sheriff's office is talking to the Forest Service about putting an antenna
on Little Monte. This should help with communications in the area.
_Sheri will talk about and show the Photon lights that we can purchase.
_The latest OEC class is FINALLY over. Congratulations to all who passed the
class: John Crowley, Nate Crowther, Allan Kap, Annette King, Jeff King, Mont King, Dave
Lehman, Mary Lehman, Lane McPheeters, Art Pluim, Mark Pluim, Richard Schroeder. And thanks
to all who helped with the class and the test.
_The internet site that John Sohl put on the web is: http://planet.weber.edu/sar. John and Sheri have
spent a lot of time an effort re-doing the page. Check it out.
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