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President arrives in Seward

...40 either planned or in construction, he said. "It's important that we are prepared so, whether it's for search and rescue missions or national security reasons, whether it's for commerce reasons, that we have much greater capability...
Voices of Alaska: Time for Alaskans to pull together

...each other, especially when the budget is so tight we are laying off teachers, cutting troopers, and grounding search-and-rescue aircraft.I had the option on December 1 to unilaterally expand Medicaid. But I wanted to work through the legislative...
North Dakota drone test site set to fly high at all hours

...altitude of 250 feet, he said, and drones that would be flown to look for hot spots in wildfires or used for search-and-rescue missions generally work better at a higher altitude because it gives the cameras a broader range.Alaska, New...
CERT course shakes things up

...retired member of Central Emergency Services. He said the CERT course covers a broad range of skills, including search and rescue, medical response and first aid, fire response and team organization. "One of the things that we run into of...
Downed plane spurs investigation

...plane is underwater according to a Friday afternoon update of the dispatch. A trooper helicopter was sent to join in search and rescue efforts. Investigators think the plane originated in McGrath, but no planes have been reported missing, according...
Soldotna man, passenger not injured in plane crash a July 21 dispatch. The pilot had been unable to land and locate the tail number, so troopers responded with search and rescue personnel. Upon locating the tail number and calling the plane's owner, troopers discovered 24-year-old Joshua...
Voices of Alaska: State's financial dialogue must continue

...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...
CERT training to begin, prepare volunteers

...that way." Pherson said his favorite sections of the training to teach are those focused on medical response and search and rescue. He said while being faced with all the information the training has to offer for the first time can be a challenge...
Voices of Alaska: U.S. must become informed on Arctic issues

...The Arctic Council has also adopted two agreements in recent years to further cooperation and collaboration for search and rescue activities and oil spill response protocols.Despite the recent uptick in Russian aggression in the region, the...
Federal agency dings Shell for oil rig mishap

...Harbor for a Seattle shipyard. The tow plan called for staying within 200 miles of the coast, allowing for easier search and rescue, despite the potential for rougher water.On Dec. 27, as sea swells reached 25 feet, the tow line broke. Within...


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