About Coconino County

About Coconino County

Encompassing 18,661 square miles, Coconino County, Arizona, is the second largest county in the U.S. but one of the least populated. Our county includes Grand Canyon National Park, the Navajo, Havasupai, Hualapai and Hopi Indian Reservations, and the largest contiguous ponderosa pine forest in the world. Elevations range from 2,000 feet above sea level along the Colorado River to 12,633 feet at the summit of Mt. Humphreys in Flagstaff.

August 28, 2013

Support the Team: Coconino County Search & Rescue Film Night and Fundraiser

Hi, folks and faithful followers...

I know it's been ages since I've posted anything here -- life has been so busy, so I've had to let some things slip ... including blogging -- but (*waving like a nut*) I'm still here and still loving being part of SAR in general and proud to be a member of this wonderful team of volunteers here in Coconino County. Matter of fact, I intend to keep at it for as long as I can be of any service in some capacity, which hopefully will be for decades to come.

From a search in Havasupai Canyon
So, there have been many missions since I last posted, a few that took me into part of this amazing county where I've never been (Paria Canyon, Havasupai, Sundance Canyon) and others in places that have become so familiar over the past six years that I've been on the team. I haven't been able to respond as often as I used to because of other obligations and a few vacations, but I'm doing as much as I can as often as I can and looking forward to helping with the new member academy coming up soon.

Anyhoo ... to the main point of this post:

I wanted to pass along news of an upcoming film night and fundraiser, which you can attend at two different places: the Orpheum Theater here in Flagstaff on September 17th or the Pollack Tempe Cinemas in Tempe on the 18th. Here's the official scoop from the Facebook announcement...

American Canyoneers has launched a fund raising campaign to help the team help us. These funds will be used for the purchase of critical equipment and training for team members.

How can you help? Easy! Come watch a few great films about canyoneering! Along the way you’ll see a presentation by the SAR team about the rescue in Insomnia Canyon, certainly one of the most difficult slot canyon rescues ever. You’ll be stunned at the effort the team had to put into saving one life. Join us in Flagstaff on September 17th at the Orpheum Theater or in Tempe on September 18th at the Pollack Tempe Cinemas.

Have fun, celebrate our favorite pastime, learn how you can avoid being the next victim, and support our SAR team.

Check out the schedule for the evening and more about the films at http://www.americancanyoneers.org/coconino-sar-fund-raiser/

You can order tickets (and make an additional donation to SAR if you'd like) here: http://americancanyoneers1.eventbrite.com/

Hope you can make it!


Heli Operations said...

A great post thanks for sharing! Here at Heli Operations we work closely with the world's largest helicopter operations, providing helicopter crews, equipment, training and support to specialist operations in the maritime environment and the challenging search and rescue role. We wish you and your readers all our very best.

Rescue Class said...

It's important to show support towards your local SAR team and holding these fundraiser events is a great way to bring awareness to the community on the great things these teams do! Thanks for sharing this!