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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...
Astronaut's visit excites Ketchikan students

...visited the Coast Guard Base Ketchikan during their visit this past week, and Swanson went with local crews doing search and rescue training on a 45-foot fast response boat, Powers said."One of the highlights about coming to Alaska especially...
Alaska House advances operating budget with broad cuts

...functions of government. The Department of Public Safety's commissioner has said that agency may have to ground two search-and-rescue helicopters and a plane capable of prisoner and personnel transports after the committee denied $2.4 million...
Troopers investigate tasing

...aren't police or troopers, but citizens who are trained to be first responders to emergencies such as fires and search-and-rescues and to handle other basic law enforcement tasks. Alaska began using the program in the 1970s because it can take...
Kenai Landing logistics company unveils heliport

...hazardous to walk on and load a patient. Hyde grew up in Bush Alaska and was a village public safety officer and search and rescue coordinator near Bethel and Dillingham prior to launching his company. "Managing safe care extraction of an injured...
Supporters gather at candle light vigil for missing family

...of Investigation agents, search-and-rescue teams and all the we would like to see a search-and-rescue team created on the Kenai...couldn't believe there is not a search-and-rescue team on the Kenai Peninsula...


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