Reflecting back on 2013, it was a great year for all of us in SAR. The new SAR Standards were finished, printed and handed out. Funding was made available for the AEMT program for the necessary equipment with no cost to the participating units. The new Heart Bar Training Facility was opened for trainings and events. This is a facility that we all should be proud of. Funds were raised to purchase an arena and corrals for the training facility and were installed. The Hiplink Callout System was uploaded and is being worked on to provide a better system for our callouts. The PR Trailer was completed and used on many occasions during the last part of the year. BSAR was moved successfully from the old site at Glen Helen and was opened for the fall class with great reviews. Funds were also raised to purchase GPS’s and Compasses to be used on loan by the BSAR students.
Entries in Directors Dialoge (4)
On behalf of our entire Board of Directors of the Inland Empire SAR Council we would like to thank all of the units for their gracious hospitality during our unit visits during the months of January, February and March. It was great to get out to see all of you and for the first time in Council history all of our board members were out and around visiting the units at the same time. All of us had a great time and we will be doing that once again before years end.
I would like to start off by thanking everyone for their time and dedication during the months of December and January. There were a number of searches in and around our county as well as the mutual aid callout to Kern County. Victor Valley had two in one day, Rim SAR had a couple, West Valley SAR, Central and the Cave Team were busy as well. The Morongo Teams had a bone search training, Barstow had a few searches along with a mine training just last week with the Cave Team and San G had a search or two. A number of our units responded to the Kern County search with responders from just about every unit in our county. Thanks to all who participated.