Saturday, April 6, 2013

Hiking Plan & Rescue Videos

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Saturday April 6, 2013, 4:11 PM

LASD - HQ Newsroom (SHB), Los Angeles County Sheriff

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Community: HIKING PLAN Sheet, RESCUE VIDEOS, Hiking Tips - LASD Search & Rescue
Recent highly publicized rescues of hikers are a powerful reminder to everyone to be prepared when enjoying the great outdoors. The recent serious injury to a brave Orange County Sheriff's Reserve Deputy during a rescue is also a reminder of the risks taken by all rescuers to help others, because they value human life so much.
Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies and many other highly trained and brave rescuers volunteer for $1. a year. Also, full time rescuers from sheriff's departments and fire departments fly and drive and hike and swim and rapel in to effect rescues on a regular basis. In fact, there were 560 search and rescue activations last year just for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The people who were rescued came from all of the world, yet most were local; none ever expected their lives to be at such risk, or to need to be rescued. Many nearly lost their lives.
So what is it that the rescuers ask of you as they risk so much to help you and those you love?
Hiking/Camping is a fun way to get family and friends together to enjoy the outdoors and to get some physical activity. However, you should always be prepared for the unexpected. You should tell family and friends what your plans are and provide a list of who will be going with you. That’s why the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department would like to remind the residents of Los Angeles County (and beyond) that having a HIKING / CAMPING PLAN is crucial to survival in case of an emergency.

Before you leave, please fill out LASD – HIKING PLAN sheet and provide to a loved one to hold onto just in case something happens to a member of your hiking/camping expedition. Or, if you know someone going on a hike, ask them to fill out this easy form, so that it will help your mind at ease. You can download the form by visiting:

VIDEO (CBS-TV) LASD Reserve Chief of Search And Rescue Offers Hiking Tips   VIDEO (TV News) LASD Helicopter Crew Recalls Rescue Of Missing 18-Year-Old Hiker in OC  AND   AND
****VIDEOS****: Here are some exciting LASD videos of rescues that show the dangers of hiking unprepared, going off trail, or having an unfortunate mishap.
Helmet Camera LASD Videos of Cliff Rescues in the Angeles National Forest, Malibu Canyon and more:
VIDEO LASD Super Puma Air-5 Rescue Helicopter:
There is NO safe Trail to the 2nd Waterfall, Eaton Canyon N. of Altadena, Angeles National Forest - VIDEO
VIDEO ---- (The Dangers of the) Eaton Canyon Waterfall - Don't believe the false information --- There is no safe trail to the second waterfall:
Facebook page of the LASD Reserve Forces Bureau:
Twitter @RFBLASD
Center for Disease Control’s camping website at
Winter Hiking Tips:

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Search and Rescue Team members are Reserve Sheriff’s deputies who volunteer their time to help others for $1 a year, and who partner with sheriff’s civilian volunteers who volunteer for free. There are over 150 members of the eight Search and Rescue teams of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. These rescuers were activated for over 550 search and rescue missions last year, making it one of the most active counties for search and rescue missions in the nation. Reserve deputies and civilian volunteers are supervised by full-time sheriff’s deputies
Did you know? There are over 850 LASD reserve sheriff's deputies who work patrol, jails, search and rescue, motorcycle patrol, mounted posse, investigations, and more, as team members of the second largest policing agency in the nation.

LASD Sheriff's Emergency Services Detail (ESD) deputies operate 24-hours a day, seven days a week. In addition to their tactical operations, all ESD deputies are certified paramedics and rescue divers. ESD is responsible for coordinating and participating in mountain search and rescue, underwater search and rescue, and swift water and flood rescue operations for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. They staff the Air-5 Rescue Helicopter, the Ocean Rescue Boat, and accompany the Special Weapons Teams on all operations. The Air-5 rescue helicopter crews, including Emergency Services Detail paramedics, and the over 150 members of the eight Search and Rescue teams of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department average about 550 search and rescue missions every year, making it one of the most active counties for search and rescue missions in the nation.

Captain Mike Parker
Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau - Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
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