Posts Tagged Search and Rescue

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Wednesday May 07 2014

Alcorns, SMSR Recognized by 4th of July Committee as Grand Marshals, Hometown Heroes

Alcorns, SMSR Recognized by 4th of July Committee as Grand Marshals, Hometown Heroes

Press Release posted 5/7/14 – The volunteers of the Sierra Madre 4th of July Committee are pleased and excited to announce that the 2014 Fourth of July Parade Grand Marshal will be Sierra Madre’s very own Pat and De Alcorn.  “The Grand Marshal is a person or persons whose efforts over a long period of [...]

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Monday January 20 2014

Sierra Madre Search And Rescue Team Rescue Log, December 2013

Sierra Madre Search And Rescue Team Rescue Log, December 2013

Posted 1/20/14 - During the month of December, Sierra Madre Search and Rescue (SMSR) responded to six calls for assistance to close out 2013. The Team responded to 96 incidents during the year and provided assistance to 84 individuals lost or injured in the mountains.  Over 3,770 hours of time were logged by Team members while [...]

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Thursday May 23 2013

Sierra Madre Search And Rescue Team April Rescue Log

Posted 5/23/13 – As our local weather begins to improve, we are seeing an increase in search and rescue activity.  The Sierra Madre Search and Rescue (SMSR) Team responded to eleven individual calls for assistance in April including a multi-day search in Orange County. Missing Hikers, Trabuco Canyon, Orange County:  The Team was requested on [...]

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Monday April 22 2013

March 2013 Rescue Log Sierra Madre Search And Rescue

March 2013 Rescue Log Sierra Madre Search And Rescue

Posted 4/22/13 – Search and rescue activity in our local area continues at a very modest level with the Sierra Madre Search and Rescue (SMSR) Team responding to three calls for assistance in March. Seizure, Big Santa Anita Canyon, Chantry Flat:  The Team received a page at 11: 54 a.m. on March 17th to respond [...]

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Sunday March 24 2013

February Rescue Log Sierra Madre Search And Rescue Team

Posted 3/24/13 – Search and rescue activity in our local area continues at a very modest level with the Sierra Madre Search and Rescue (SMSR) Team responding to three calls for assistance in February. Injured Hiker, Big Santa Anita Canyon, Chantry Flat:  The Team received a page at 1:00 p.m. on February 7th to respond [...]

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Sunday January 13 2013

Sierra Madre Search And Rescue December, 2012 Rescue Log

Sierra Madre Search And Rescue December, 2012 Rescue Log

Posted 1/13/13 – During the month of December, Sierra Madre Search and Rescue (SMSR) responded to five calls for assistance.   December closed out a busy 2012 for SMSR with the Team responding to 105 incidents during the year.  During these search and rescue operations SMSR provided assistance to 123 individuals lost or injured in the [...]

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Tuesday December 18 2012

Sierra Madre Search And Rescue Team Rescue Log, November

Posted 12/18/12 - During the month of November, Sierra Madre Search and Rescue (SMSR) responded to several calls for assistance.   Two notable calls are described below. Lost Hikers, Chantry Flat/Big Santa Anita Canyon:  The Team responded to Chantry Flat to assist two hikers who had gotten off trail, become disoriented and were unable to get back [...]

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Saturday November 17 2012

Sierra Madre Search And Rescue Rescue Log for October

Posted 11/17/12 – During the month of October, Sierra Madre Search and Rescue (SMSR) responded to half a dozen calls for assistance.   A selected set of calls are described below. Injured Hiker, Chantry Flat/Big Santa Anita Canyon: Sierra Madre Search and Rescue responded to reports of an injured hiker near Hermit Falls.  Rescuers arrived on [...]

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Thursday September 13 2012

August Rescue Log, Sierra Madre Search And Rescue

Posted 9/13/12 – During the month of August, Sierra Madre Search and Rescue (SMSR) responded to a dozen calls for assistance.   A selected set of calls are described below. Injured Hikers, Big Santa Anita Canyon: Sierra Madre Search and Rescue responded to reports of an injured hiker below Chantry Flat.  Initial reports indicated that the [...]

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Friday August 17 2012

Sierra Madre Search And Rescue Rescue Log, July, 2012

Sierra Madre Search And Rescue Rescue Log, July, 2012

Posted 8/17/12 - During the month of July, Sierra Madre Search and Rescue (SMSR) responded to 18 calls for assistance.   Details on a selection of the calls are described below. Busy 4th of July:  After participating in the Sierra Madre 4th of July parade SMSR responded to several calls in the local area.  The first was [...]

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Saturday July 07 2012

Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Log, June 2012

Press Release posted 7/7/12 – During the month of June, Sierra Madre Search and Rescue (SMSR) responded to 18 calls for assistance.   Details on a selection of the calls are described below. A Busy June 3rd:  The afternoon of June 3rd turned out to be very busy for SMSR.  The afternoon started with the rescue [...]

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Thursday July 05 2012

4th of July 2012 Parade Photo Gallery, Page 3

4th of July 2012 Parade Photo Gallery, Page 3

Posted 7/5/12 - Click an image to enlarge.  Enjoy. Back to Main 4th of July page Back to 4th of July 2012 main index page

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Thursday June 07 2012

Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team Rescue Log for May, 2012

Posted 6/7/12 – During the month of May, Sierra Madre Search and Rescue (SMSR) responded to a dozen calls for assistance.   A selected set of calls are described below. Missing Hikers, Big Santa Anita Canyon: The Team was notified just before 1:30 in the morning of 2 missing hikers.  The hikers had left late in [...]

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Saturday May 12 2012

Sierra Madre Search and Rescue – Anza Borrego Search Follow-up

Sierra Madre Search and Rescue - Anza Borrego Search Follow-up

Posted 5/12/12 – People often wonder about the details of emergencies and how what appears to be alternatively complete chaos or inactivity results in anything being accomplished.   Like many emergencies, search and rescue operations are exercises in problem solving in often difficult circumstances.  Many people are familiar with the more typical missing or injured hiker [...]

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Sunday May 06 2012

Rescue Log Sierra Madre Search And Rescue Team, April 2012

Rescue Log Sierra Madre Search And Rescue Team, April 2012

Press Release posted 5/6/12 - During the month of April, Sierra Madre Search and Rescue (SMSR) responded to  six  calls for assistance. Missing Hikers, Little Santa Anita Canyon: The Team was notified of a canyoneering party stuck in Little Santa Anita Canyon. Several SMSR members rappelled into the canyon and located the trapped canyoneers. The subjects [...]

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Friday April 27 2012

SMSRT Locates Missing Arcadian, Apparent Suicide

Originally Posted on Nixle.com by Lt. Bob Anderson, Arcadia Police Dept. Update 4/27/12 – On April 27, 2012 shortly before 2:00 a.m., family members reported 55-year-old Mark Allen Craychee as a missing person.  Craychee has a history of psychological issues and the family feared he may be suicidal. Shortly after 7:00 a.m. this morning Craychee’s vehicle was [...]

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Thursday April 12 2012

World Famous Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team Rescue Log, March of 2012

Press Release posted 4/12/12 – During the month of March, Sierra Madre Search and Rescue (SMSR) responded to  six calls for assistance. Injured Hiker, Eaton Canyon/Medical Emergency, Big Santa Anita Canyon: SMSR responded to a mutual-aid call from Altadena Mountain Rescue regarding an injured hiker in Eaton Canyon. Team members assisted Altadena personnel in evacuating [...]

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Sunday March 04 2012

February, 2012 Rescue Log, Sierra Madre Search And Rescue Team

Posted 3/4/12 – During the month of February, Sierra Madre Search and Rescue (SMSR) responded to  four calls for assistance. Injured Hiker, Big Santa Anita Canyon: Members of a hiking party at Chantry Flat reported that two of their companions were overdue and possibly injured. Due to darkness and poor weather conditions hypothermia was also [...]

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Tuesday February 28 2012

Sierra Madre Native Earl LaLone Passes Away at 86

Sierra Madre Native Earl LaLone Passes Away at 86

Posted 2/27/12 -  Earl William LaLone, 86, of Sierra Madre, California, passed away at County Villa Health Services in Duarte, California, at 7:30 pm on Sunday, February 12, 2012, after a  year long battle with cancer. Earl was born to Fred LaLone and Marguerite Vega LaLone on May 5, 1925 in Sierra Madre; he was [...]

Saturday February 04 2012

January , 2012 Rescue Log, Sierra Madre Search And Rescue

Posted 2/4/12 – During the month of January Sierra Madre Search and Rescue (SMSR) responded to  five calls for assistance. Overdue Hiker, Chantry Flat: The Team was called out on a report of a dayhiker missing overnight in the Chantry Flat area. SMSR members immediately set out to search high-probability areas. Assistance was requested from [...]

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Thursday December 15 2011

November Rescue Log, Sierra Madre Search And Rescue

Posted 12/15/11 – In the month of November, Sierra Madre Search and Rescue (SMSR) responded to three calls for assistance. Mountain Biker, Big Santa Anita Canyon: The team was called to a trail in Big Santa Anita Canyon on a report of a mountain biker over the side of the trail. The subject was discovered [...]

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Tuesday November 08 2011

Sierra Madre Search And Rescue Team Rescue Log, October, 2011

Each month, the world famous Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team shares their Rescue Log with us. Though 2011 has been one of the busiest years in the history of Sierra Madre Search and Rescue, in October the team responded to just two calls for assistance. Missing Hiker, Angeles National Forest: The Team was notified [...]

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Thursday October 20 2011

Photo Gallery – Sierra Madre Search and Rescue 60th Anniv. Open House

Photo Gallery - Sierra Madre Search and Rescue 60th Anniv. Open House

On October 16th, the world famous Sierra Madre Search and Rescue team held  a very well attended open house to celebrate their 60th anniversary.  Local dignitaries turned out to honor the team.  I’ll be posting a second gallery of photos taken by Dr. Bill White very soon.  Enjoy the gallery below the video of SMSR [...]

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Thursday October 06 2011

Sierra Madre Search & Rescue Team 60th Anniversary Open House Celebration

Sierra Madre Search & Rescue Team 60th Anniversary Open House Celebration

Posted 10/6/11 – The world famous Sierra Madre Search & Rescue Team will be having an open house at its rescue station on Sunday, October 16th from 1 to 5PM.  The station is located at the corner of Stonehouse and Grandview just two blocks east of of Santa Anita in Sierra Madre. The Team will have [...]

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Wednesday October 05 2011

Sierra Madre Search And Rescue September, 2011 Rescue Log

Posted 10/5/11 – During the past month Sierra Madre Search and Rescue (SMSR) responded to  13  calls for assistance. Lost Hikers, Chantry Flat: Two hikers called authorities at nightfall and reported they were lost. Based on the subjects’ description of their surroundings, SMSR team members were able to determine high-probability search areas. Search crews were [...]

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Friday September 16 2011

Bluesfest/Food Trucks to Benefit SM Search and Rescue Saturday, 9/17

Posted 9/16/11 – Emmanuel Church in Arcadia located at 23 W. Foothill Blvd. in Arcadia,  just west of Santa Anita, will host a FREE Bluesfest from 12 to 7pm on Saturday, Sept. 17th, with proceeds to benefit the world famous Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team.   Scheduled to perform are Reverend Tom and the Good [...]

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Monday September 05 2011

Sierra Madre Search And Rescue Log, August, 2011

Sept. 5, 2011 – August was a busy month for the Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team, with 17  calls for assistance. Stranded Hikers, Chantry Flat: SMSR was notified of three hikers stranded on a cliff near Chantry Flat. Responding Team members found the hikers in a precarious off-trail location and determined that one was [...]

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Sunday August 21 2011

Sierra Madre Man Marks Milestone with Three Generations of Platelets

Sierra Madre Man Marks Milestone with Three Generations of Platelets

August 21, 2011 – Russ Anderson, member of the Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team and Sierra Madre’s 2006 Older American of the Year, recently celebrated his 79th birthday with the help of children and grandchildren.  Anderson donated platelets at City of Hope for the 259th time, but on this special day, he was joined [...]

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Wednesday August 10 2011

World Famous SM Search and Rescue Seeks Corporate Sponsors for 60th Anniversary Events

This year, the world famous, all-volunteer Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team is commemorating  sixtyyears of service to the community. The Team was founded by Sierra Madre residents in 1951 and since then has answered thousands of  requests for help in the local mountains and beyond. Team members past and present live by their motto: [...]

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Tuesday August 02 2011

Local Emergency Response Teams Participate in National Night Out

Local Emergency Response Teams Participate in National Night Out

SMPD, SMFD, CERT, SM Emergency Communications Team, and the World Famous Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team were all on hand at National Night Out.  Booths were set up and demonstrations put on. The In-n-Out truck dispensed free burgers.  Enjoy the picture gallery below, and the video (coming soon, my browser tells me it’s got about [...]

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Tuesday August 02 2011

World Famous Sierra Madre Search And Rescue Team – Rescue Log

During the past month Sierra Madre Search and Rescue (SMSR) responded to nine calls for assistance. Fallen Hiker, Chantry Flat: The Team was called to Chantry Flat to aid a hiker who had fallen in an off-trail location. SMSR members responded to the site with a backpack-sized medical kit and determined the patient had fallen [...]

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Friday July 01 2011

World Famous Sierra Madre Search And Rescue Team Rescue Log, June 2011

During the month of June, Sierra Madre Search and Rescue (SMSR) responded to  11  calls for assistance, including six in a single weekend. Missing Hikers, Monrovia Canyon Park: The Team was notified that the Monrovia Police Department was investigating a report of two hikers missing overnight in Monrovia Canyon Park. SMSR sent several search teams [...]

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Monday June 27 2011

Sierra Madre Library’s READ™ Campaign Features the Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team

The Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team is a group of dedicated volunteers committed to saving lives in the wilderness and to outdoor safety education. In celebration of the Team’s 60th anniversary, the Library’s READ™ campaign honors the members by featuring SMSR on its third round of campaign posters and souvenir bookmarks. Founded in 1951, [...]

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Tuesday May 31 2011

Sierra Madre Search And Rescue Team Rescue Log

During the past month Sierra Madre Search and Rescue (SMSR) responded to  nine calls for assistance. Search for homicide suspect, local mountains: The Team assisted the L.A. Sheriff’s Department and local law enforcement agencies in the search for a homicide suspect in the local mountains. SMSR’s Station 108 served as the command post for the [...]

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Wednesday May 11 2011

Letter to Editor re: Vote for Search and Rescue

Letter to Editor re: Vote for Search and Rescue

Hi Sierra Madre News Net, We wanted to share the exciting news that the Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team, a local nonprofit organization in Sierra Madre, has been selected as one of four finalists in the Seattle’s Best Coffee Brew-lanthropy Project. In March, Seattle’s Best Coffee kicked off the Brew-lanthropy Project to seek out [...]

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Wednesday May 04 2011

Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team Rescue Log

Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team Rescue Log

Today we are pleased to debut a new monthly feature on the News Net, the rescue log of the world famous Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team.  The log will appear on or about the first of the month each month, to find past logs, you will be able to click on “Search and Rescue” in [...]

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Thursday March 31 2011

World Famous SMSR Passes Re-Certification With Flying Colors

World Famous SMSR Passes Re-Certification With Flying Colors

Each year, members of The Mountain Rescue Association teams are tested in one of three subjects and, if they pass, are certified in that area of rescue training.   This year, fifteen teams, among them the world famous Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team, participated in the certification process, which took place in the shadows of [...]

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Tuesday February 15 2011

Longtime Search and Rescue Member Dick Sale Passes Away – Updated

Longtime Search and Rescue Member Dick Sale Passes Away - Updated

FOR OBITUARY UPDATE, SEE BELOW SMSR LOGO We have received word that Dick Sale, 34-year member of the world-famous Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team and a long-time member of the Eagle Rock Community, passed away last night.  Sale had suffered a “hemhorragic stroke” on Feb. 2nd, and was at Huntington Memorial Hospital when he died.  [...]

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