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Training for mountain rescue

Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Juneau Mountain Rescue volunteers met for a monthly training on Nov. 10 near the Bonnie Brae subdivision in Douglas. The focus of the training was rigging rescue litters and litter/rescuer attendant tie ins.

JMR meets at least once a month year-round for field-training sessions as well as twice a year for overnight sessions. Training sessions can take place on rock, water-ice or nearby glaciers. Team members are encouraged to supplement their outdoor and rescue mountaineering skills.

More about Juneau Mountain Rescue and its mission is available online or by contacting the director Steve Lewis at steve.lewis@noaa.gov.

Please direct all requests for emergency assistance to Alaska State Troopers at 465-4000 or the 911 system.

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