In preparation to provide Emergency Medical Services support to the upcoming "Hare Scrambles" off-road racing event on Sunday, April 1, 2007, Chief Michael Joseph knew he needed a better way to haul injured motorcycle and ATV riders off the trail.
So, on Tuesday Cutshin Fire and Rescue
called ///EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT, master distributor for OFF-ROAD RES-Q TRAILERS.
Chief Joseph requested a rescue trailer be delivered in time to be placed into service prior to the event.
In the words of Chief Joseph: "After our experience with the Off-Road Res-Q Trailer during this first day of ATV rescue operations, I would encourage any department with the need to perform remote area rescues to do what you have to purchase this equipment.
We called the Off-Road Res-Q dealer on a Tuesday, took delivery of the trailer on Wednesday, equipped it on Thursday, trained with it on Friday and Saturday, and used it 3 times on Sunday . Our county is similar to other rural areas where riding and racing ATV's and MotoCross bikes is very popular.
As such, the 4X4 ATV and Off-Road Res-Q Trailer have become vital additions to our remote area rescue capabilities."
If any department needs additional information about our ATV Rescue Team, please Call: Chief Mike Joseph 606-279-6453, Cutshin Vol.
Fire And Rescue
, PO Box 2, Yeaddiss, KY 41777, or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upon arrival at the residence, Chief Michael Joseph, Cutshin Fire & Rescue, was advised of a male, 52 years of age, that had been found on the ground at the base of a tree, under a deer stand.
The scene was approximately 1-1/2 miles up a rough cut trail that snaked it's way up the mountainside from behind the residence.
Chief Joseph checked topographical maps of the area and noted the elevation at the residence was about 1000 feet.
observed that the trail switched back and forth for over a mile before reaching the scene which was near the 1600 foot elevation contour.
After briefing his
team, a Yamaha Rhino with rope rescue equipment and Cutshin's
4X4 Suzuki 500 ATV with an "All Terrain ResQ" patient transport trailer started up the trail.