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Before the snow flies, spend some time on avalanche safety

...themselves with avalanche education and preparation."Part of that preparation is to have appropriate avalanche rescue equipment - an avalanche probe, beacon, shovel, and more - at all times in avalanche-prone terrain. And we'd add that...
Now is a good time for avalanche education

...venture into the Alaskan backcountry should seek out professional avalanche education and keep appropriate avalanche rescue equipment (such as an avalanche probe, beacon, shovel, and more) with them at all times in avalanche-prone terrain...
Two men rescued from Cook Inlet mud, incoming tide

...themselves out as the tide began to come back in. CES rescue personnel responded to the scene with float suits and rescue equipment. According to a CES press release, one of the men was unable to make his way out of the mud because every time...
Assembly approves nearly $6 million in grants

...two state grants totaling $129,700 for the service area for fire station completion and startup and search and rescue equipment to allow for the service area to meet and give a recommendation to the assembly.Two flooding issues received funding...
Coordinated response: Snowmachine club, emergency agency personnel practice rescue scenarios

...response personnel, which came in an ambulance via the road system to the end of Oil Well Road. They, and their rescue equipment, were then transported to the scene by Cabin Hoppers on snowmachines with a rescue sled in tow. A LifeMed helicopter...
Practice makes perfect

...trailers that carry a fully self-sustained Hazmat response unit, an Automated External Defibrillator and rope rescue equipment, in addition to two hose trucks and 16,000 feet of fire hose. The plant also has permanently mounted water turrets...
Kenai Peninsula Online - Alaska Newspaper -

...hitting a body. They also are far less likely to find avalanche victims before they suffocate. "Even with the rescue equipment, most of the time you are going to be just digging up a body," Kanetsky said. Anthony has been appearing in extreme...


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