Rescue teams keep busy

Search and Rescue members have had a busy run this last weekend with people who are leaving for hiking trips and not being prepared.  As seen in this Lake Tahoe News article, several hikers on different days and different areas were not ready for the shorter days and colder weather.  Please remember think ahead when …

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Injured Hiker rescued at Lake Tahoe

Inured Hiker rescued at Lake Tahoe 7/28/2014

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SAR training in preparation for summertime activities

In making the transition from winter rescue to summer rescue activities, SAR volunteers worked on honing their skills for the upcoming seasonal activities that visitors and locals will be doing as the weather warms up.    The members reviewed packaging techniques for victims, preparing them for helicopter hoist procedures, review the equipment related to warmer weather rescues, as …

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SAR helps welcome home Olympians

Members of El Dorado County Search & Rescue participated in the welcoming home of our 3 Sochi Olympians on March 15, 2014. The procession escorting Jamie Anderson, Maddie Bowman, and Hannah Teter from South Lake Tahoe to Sierra at Tahoe Ski Resort was great fun to participate in.  Many members of the community lined the …

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2014 Annual Fund Raiser for Tahoe Unit

Mark all of your calendars, this year June 18, 2014 at the Riva Grill on Ski Run Blvd.  Stay tuned for more details to follow.  Please come and support your local search and rescue to raise funds for equipment needed to continue providing rescues to those who may need it.…

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Sheriff’s office warns of Avalanche Danger

El Dorado County Sheriff John D’Agostini and the El Dorado County Office of Emergency Services along with the Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Unit are advising backcountry enthusiasts to be cautious of current avalanche conditions.

As of Friday morning, avalanche conditions were reported as considerable, according to the sheriff’s office. The latest storm brought heavy wet …

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Winter Weather Preparedness Tips

Weather Watches and Warnings

WINTER STORM WATCH: This product is issued by the National Weather Service when there is a potential for heavy snow or significant ice accumulations, usually at least 24 to 36 hours in advance. The criteria for this watch can vary from place to place.


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Cub Scout Pack 592 see how Tahoe Search & Rescue unit functions

Tahoe Search & Rescue Unit participated in the Cub Scout Pack 592 1st annual Police and Fire Night held on November 12, 2013.  Tahoe SAR members brought in their equipment and knowledge to show the local Cub Scouts what the unit does in Search & Rescue missions.  Items such as the rope hoist, litter, and PPE gear were used and “Domino” …

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Tahoe Search & Rescue in Holiday Parade to benefit Christmas Cheer All Year


El Dorado County Search & Rescue – Tahoe unit participated in the 2nd annual Holiday Parade that was sponsored by and benefitted Christmas Cheer All Year organization. This year was especially important to help out the group since a broken water pipe in the building had caused a lot of damage to donations already received.…

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Resident named state Volunteer of the Year

Here’s Scott’s interview with the Tribune. The original article can be found here:

Scott with Governor Brown

Scott Gabler is a true hero, at least according to his brother.

After Gabler won California’s Volunteer of the Year award as a member of the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue team, there was evidence to corroborate that statement.…

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