Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Support BAMRU!

As you might already know, BAMRU is a volunteer, non-profit organization. We are funded by donations and member contributions. These funds go to support our operating costs, such as updating our rescue equipment.

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Bay Area Mountain Rescue Unit

SO Explorers' Post Academy

On Saturday 11/9, two team members from BAMRU supervised an off-trail night scenario as part of a training for the SO Explorers' Post Academy. The scenario involved packaging a patient with a broken leg and using a low angle rope system to assist with carrying the patient up a gradual incline. Three teams rotated through the station, performed a brief search to locate the (responsive) patient, and then packaged and carried out the patient. The teams all got the chance to run the low angle system. This was a great opportunity to assist another group within our local SAR community. We are grateful to the Explorers' Post for inviting us to their training and are looking forward to working with them in the future.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Woodside Search

On Nov 14th, BAMRU responded to a missing person alert in Woodside. 17 members attended the search. The subject was successfully located and recovered by litter and was in the care of paramedics within 40 minutes of discovery.