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"SAR Volunteers Quit"

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I usually sit these things out and watch, but being once VERY active in SAR in Oregon, but not this time.

I seem to be on the fence. An integral part is multi-agency ops that can be an amazing machine. Some people need to learn to play nice with others and accept the help and learn to coop. For example look @ the James Kim search out in Oregon awhile back. After the investigation one (Among many) thing was found: No cooperation between multiple agencies.

The other side of me sides with the volunteers. They pay their own gear, gas, take time from work, families, etc to save lives. They are part of something bigger that most of society cannot do. Then others are getting paid for what they are doing for free. The other thing that comes to mind is you get people who are paid to do it, who might not feel as passionate as the volunteers.

Enough ranting...Why cant we all get along :wink:
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I have been a member of SAR in weber county for years, I am sure there is ALOT more to the story than what is being told, I have spent thousands of dollars on equipment and who knows how many hours of training, when I go out on a search and I am risking my life to try and save another, I want to know that the people I am with are as trained as I am and I know I can trust them with my life.

The deputies are the first on the scene when a call comes in, they determine if a call needs to go out and who needs to be called out, we have different teams, we have a first responder team that wants to be called out asap and will go out in any condition ( I am a member of that team ) we are all volunteers and take great pride in what we do. I don't know how I would feel about officers going out with me in extreme conditions untill they are well trained, most of our team members do this stuff for fun already, I am on the snowmobile team, and ground team in the summer, I love to ride and hike, I joined because I wanted the medical training that comes with it and because I wanted to help save lives, there is nothing more satisfying than seeing a family reunited with a loved one.

My wife says I joined just to get up in the middle of the night to go ride my snowmobile :) 75% of callouts are late at night
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