TCSAR Foundation Welcomes Two New Board Members
Teton County Search and Rescue
by Teton County Search and Rescue Foundation
6d ago
Teton County Search & Rescue Foundation, the nonprofit whose mission is to empower TCSAR volunteers through direct support, community education and advocacy, welcomed two new board members on July 1. The Foundation also bids a fond farewell to Leslie Mattson, who served on the board for three consecutive three-year terms. “Leslie brought immense nonprofit experience and knowledge to the Foundation at a time when the organization saw rapid growth, both in terms of fundraising and ever-increasing rescue demands on the volunteer team,” said TCSAR Foundation Board President Hug ..read more
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TCSAR's 2024 Midseason Rescue Report Is Now Available
Teton County Search and Rescue
by Teton County Search and Rescue Foundation
6d ago
Teton County Search & Rescue is pleased to announce the release of its 2024 Midseason Review and Rescue Report. Published in July, the 28-page report details the six-month rescue period between December 1, 2023, and May 31, 2024. It includes incident summaries throughout those six months, graphs and charts that pinpoint certain trends for backcountry emergencies, lessons learned for backcountry safety, and highlights the dedication of TCSAR’s 39 volunteers. Download the 2024 Midseason Rescue Report TCSAR volunteers dedicated more than 5,200 hours back to the community in the first half of ..read more
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This Independence Day, Remember That A PFD Will Save Your Life #justwearit
Teton County Search and Rescue
by Teton County Search and Rescue Foundation
1w ago
Summer in Jackson Hole symbolizes a lot of things: Long days in the mountains, dusty mountain bike shuttles, floating on lakes at sunset, backyard barbecues, campfires, music, weddings, wildflowers, whitewater, and fireworks.  For Teton County Search & Rescue’s 39 volunteers, summer also evokes the first-responder trifecta of vigilance, anxiety, and adrenaline. Especially on July 4. Since 2017, TCSAR has responded to 45 swiftwater incidents. Five of those occurred on the Fourth of July. Three of those calls ended with fatalities.   None of the people who died were wearing life ..read more
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TCSAR Responds to Off-Road Vehicle Crash near Sheep Mountain
Teton County Search and Rescue
by Teton County Search and Rescue Foundation
3w ago
On Monday morning, June 17, Teton County Search & Rescue received a call regarding an off-road vehicle accident on upper Flat Creek Road below Sheep Mountain. Deputies with the Teton County Sheriff’s Office were first on scene and helped provide initial information and patient assessment. The patient, a 23-year-old male from Colorado, had rolled his machine off the dirt road onto a steep embankment. He sustained serious injuries, while a female passenger reported minor injuries. The group was part of a larger family outing on rental side-by-sides. The deputies were able to bring the vehic ..read more
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The Fine Line Podcast Presents: A Very Close Call in Phillips Canyon
Teton County Search and Rescue
by Teton County Search and Rescue Foundation
1M ago
Jackson, Wyo. — Season 8 of The Fine Line podcast rolls onward with a story about a mountain bike crash with potentially serious consequences on a favorite local trail. The episode dives into the effectiveness of the BackcountrySOS app, and how Teton County Search & Rescue volunteers responded with delicate treatment of potentially life-altering injuries in the field. Listen to The Fine Line “A Bridge Too Far: The Phillip’s Log Strikes Again” airs today, May 23, at 2 p.m. on KHOL 89.1 FM, and afterward on your favorite podcast platform. Thanks to Rick Gordon and Dr. Tobin Dennis for shar ..read more
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A Special Short Story from The Fine Line Podcast
Teton County Search and Rescue
by Teton County Search and Rescue Foundation
2M ago
Teton County Search & Rescue Foundation is excited to release the next episode of The Fine Line podcast. "A Whistle in the Dark" takes us back to TCSAR volunteer Carol Viau's very first rescue. It was October 26, 2000, a time before cell phones were ubiquitous and when most callouts for TCSAR required good old-fashioned boots on the ground. Carol’s story reveals how and why someone is drawn to be a first responder, how intuition and basic skills can be invaluable during a cold, dark search, and how gentle conversations with a person in need can help us gain a deeper understanding of ourse ..read more
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TCSAR Completes "Mayuary" Rescue in Cache Creek
Teton County Search and Rescue
by Teton County Search and Rescue Foundation
2M ago
On Friday, May 3, two men from Michigan were backpacking about fives miles up Cache Creek when they became stranded by a snowstorm. After being caught by several inches of snow, that morning they issued an emergency text message to Teton County Dispatch, which alerted TCSAR of their predicament. The calendar says May. Old Man Winter says, “Not so fast.” Photo: TCSAR Volunteers responded up Cache Creek with two RZR side-by-sides after obtaining permission from the U.S. Forest Service to access the area with motorized vehicles. The volunteers located the men, who were cold but otherwise okay ..read more
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TCSAR Provides Heli Assist for Injured Skier in Yellowstone National Park
Teton County Search and Rescue
by Teton County Search and Rescue Foundation
2M ago
Jackson, Wyo. — On Wednesday, April 24, Teton County Search & Rescue received an alert for an injured female Nordic skier in the Fairy Falls area of Yellowstone National Park near Old Faithful. The 55-year-old woman and her partner had skied about a mile into the backcountry before an injury prevented them from continuing on their own. They issued an emergency call that was picked up by the Yellowstone Communications Center. Yellowstone National Park has been the site of numerous interagency rescues over the years by Teton County Search & Rescue. Photo: TCSAR Yellowstone park rangers ..read more
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TCSAR Provides Heli Assist for Skier Rescue in the Wind River Mountains
Teton County Search and Rescue
by Teton County Search and Rescue Foundation
3M ago
At 8:42 p.m. on Monday, April 15, Teton County Search & Rescue received a call from Tip Top Search & Rescue for helicopter assistance to help a female skier having a medical issue deep in the Wind River Mountains. The 29-year-old patient and her partner were on a multi-day ski traverse of the Winds when her condition deteriorated on Downs Mountain. Downs is a large flat-topped mountain that straddles the Continental Divide at 13,355 feet above sea level. On their first approach to Downs Mountain, TCSAR encountered low-lying clouds that inhibited their ability to find a proper landing ..read more
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TCSAR Responds Again to No Name Peak
Teton County Search and Rescue
by Teton County Search and Rescue Foundation
3M ago
Just before 1 p.m. on Friday, April 12, Teton County Search & Rescue received a call regarding an injured snowboarder on No Name Peak. It was the second time in the last 10 days that the volunteers were called out to No Name, a large mountain prized by local skiers and snowboarders for its steep and immense northeast-facing slope. It is typically accessed from the boundary gates at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and is uncontrolled backcountry terrain. TCSAR volunteers respond to a snowboarder who was injured riding No Name Peak on April 12, 2024. Photo: TCSAR The snowboarder, a local male ..read more
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