Search & Rescue Press Release
Incident Reported: Mobile Command Vehicle
Incident Number: “Media Event”
Date / Time: (Monday) 8-22-2011, @1000 Hrs
Location: Yakima Sheriff’s Office
Contact person: Sgt. George Town Phone: 574-2535
On 8-22-2011 at 1000 hrs. Sheriff Ken Irwin will officially place the Mobile Command Vehicle “IN-SERVICE.”
This vehicle is a result of nearly 15 years of work. All of this was done by the Volunteers of Yakima Search & Rescue. A group of these volunteers designed this as a Custom built Radio communication and Command unit.
The Money was raised by volunteers via grants from local business that in cludes; Legends Casino / Yakima Valley Credit Union / Pacific Power & Light / White Front Shop / DOT graphics & Advance Digital Imaging. Additional fund raising by the SAR members and literally 100’s of citizens donating to SAR over the years were able to obtain the funds needed.
The total cost is approximately $ 250,000.
This vehicle will be ready to respond to Search & Rescue Missions as well as any other Emergency requests with-in Yakima County.
Search & Rescue Coordinator