Grand County Search and Rescue receives several grants |

Grand County Search and Rescue receives several grants

Volunteers with Grand County Search and Rescue have had a busy summer season so far.

Grand County Search and Rescue is an all-volunteer, charitable organization available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year with a fully qualified team of trained personnel to deal with backcountry search or rescue within Grand County.

GCSAR would like to thank several organizations for their generous recent grants:

Middle Park High School – Student Philanthropy Fund. GCSAR will be using this grant to purchase pulse oximeters. These will allow the team to rapidly assess the pulse rate and oxygen content of patients during field missions. This information is important to provide to the next level of medical care (EMS, Emergency Room, helicopter).

Town of Winter Park. GCSAR will purchase a Skidoo Expedition Sport snowmobile to replace an aging vehicle. This new snowmobile will allow GCSAR to quickly and effectively reach people needing rescue in snow conditions.

Board of County Commissions. GCSAR will purchase snowmobile helmets and litter handles. GCSAR will also be sending team members to man tracking classes. This class will improve the skills of the team in finding those who are lost.

We appreciate the generous support we have received from Grand County. GCSAR does not charge for its services and is funded entirely by donations and grants. To support GCSAR, please visit us on Facebook or the GCSAR website at

Vickie Runn, Tabernash

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