March 29st-30st, 2014 – AZ Game and Fish Outdoor Expo

SYCSRT was well represented at this year’s Outdoor Expo. The weather was beautiful with temperatures in the mid-80s and a very light breeze.

Saturday

We had 7 members, 3 trucks, 2 quads, the ranger, comm trailer, parade trailer and 2 10’x10′ canopies with 3 tables. The ranger and Tom’s quad had the mine-shaft camera booms attached with one of the cameras looking down into a case we used to emulate a mine-shaft.

Under the canopies was a laptop and TV displaying the live feed from one of the mine-shaft camera. A second laptop and TV showed the SYCSRT video loop and a third TV and DVD player playing the Hug-A-Tree video throughout the day.

Through-out the day we had a steady flow of people through our area… many were interested in the mine-shaft cameras and what they were capable of and more than a few wanted detailed information on the technical aspects that they might be able to re-use in their own applications. The kids had a blast looking at and touching all of the “toys” on the parade trailer. And best of all we had 3 people express enough interest in joining SYCSRT that they filled out prospect cards. We also secured info cards from 2 people for MCSO-SAR.

The comm trailer and displays under the awnings

The comm trailer and displays under the awnings

A shot showing the other equipment displayed

A shot showing the other equipment displayed

 


March 1st, 2014 – La Fiesta Parade

A few members showed up for a cool, wet and windy day to participate in the La Fiesta parade held at North Ranch on Hwy 89 between Wickenburg and Congress.

Doug in the lead pulling the communications trailier

Doug in the lead pulling the communications trailier

Pat enjoying riding in  the rain

Pat enjoying riding in the rain

Whoops!  Rain must have gotten harder which made it darker :-)

Whoops! Rain must have gotten harder which made it darker :-)

Gregg was smart enough to stay in out of the rain

Gregg was smart enough to stay in out of the rain

And that's the end of the  parade...

And that’s the end of the parade…

 


Gold Rush Days 2014

This year the the Southern Unit really outdid themselves providing over 250 hours of service during the three days of the event, plus provided seven decorated vehicles for Saturday’s parade.

Prior to the start of the parade the Budweiser Clydesdales arrive and get ready.
It takes three semis to haul the Clydesdales

The first of three Budweiser Clydesdales semi-trailers

The Clydesdales In Their Stalls

The Clydesdales In Their Stalls

One of the clydesdale being unloaded

One of the clydesdale being unloaded

Is that a toy truck?

One of clydesdale makes a semi look small

Getting Ready To Pull Out

Getting Ready To Pull Out

Eight clydesdales in harness

Eight clydesdales in harness

Next we get lined up for the parade
Paul pulling the comm trailer is first in line

Paul pulling the comm trailer is first in line

Followed by Cliff pulling the diorama trailer

Followed by Cliff pulling the diorama trailer

Here's a group shot...

Flipping coins to see who gets to go next

Finally the parade gets started. Thank goodness we’re in front of the Clydesdales and not behind them…
Paul

Paul pulls the comm trailer in the #1 spot

Cliff Nelson

Followed by Cliff pulling the diorama trailer

Tom Mueller

Tom on his quad is next

Pat Brown

Then Pat on his new quad

Linda Brown

Linda and Doh Doh follow the quads in the Ranger

Gregg Drennan

Gregg pulling his quad is behind the Ranger

Daryl Drake

And Daryl brings up the rear

Now that's a lot of Bull!

And here’s a lot of Bull!

After the parade we all assemble at the Rodeo Grounds to provide traffic control and security
Tom, Linda, Cliff & Daryl

Lined up and ready to ride

Sheriff''s vehicle and Cliff at the comm trailer

Sheriff”s vehicle and Cliff at the comm trailer

Tom Mueller

Tom standing by at the Rodeo Grounds

Approaching the Rodeo Grounds and comm trailer on the right

Approaching the Rodeo Grounds and comm trailer on the right

 


 

Wickenburg Light Parade 2013

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ADOT – Adopt a Highway

Members of SYCSRT have adopted the stretch of Highway 93 between mileposts 196 and 197 to clean up 3 times a year. This is by the intersection of Vulture Mine Rd and US 93, where the Jack in the Box and the Mobile gas station are located.

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Wickenburg Blue Grass Festival 2013

Members of SYCSRT provided security and parking assistance for the festival.

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Old Congress Days Parade 2013

Members of SYCSRT participated in the Parade

 

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La Fiesta Parade North Ranch 2013

 

Display after the Parade

Display after the Parade

 


Gold Rush Days 2013

 

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Wickenburg Parade of Lights 2012

 

Doug leads the way in the #1 spot

Doug leads the way in the #1 spot

 


National Night Out 2012

SYCSRT members setup a display at the Wickenburg National Night Out . We had a computer showing slides of things we have done in the past, in the center is a computer showing our APRS screen operating and on the left a computer and our new camera that we can send down a mine shaft, with test pictures below. Finally on the far left a “Rescue Facts” display.

 

The Display; the orange box is the mine shaft camera

The Display; the orange box is the mine shaft camera

More of the display the large TV is running the pictures

More of the display the large TV is running the pictures

Mine shaft camera and the APRS screen

Mine shaft camera and the APRS screen

Photo with the mine shaft camera of the table display

Photo with the mine shaft camera of the table display

Inferred Picture taken in a very dark place

Inferred Picture taken in a very dark place

Rescue Facts Display

Rescue Facts Display

 


Crown King Area “Gladiator” Fire 2012

The Southern Unit of YCSRT was contacted by Sgt. Martin concerning the need for a road block on roads entering Crown King from the south. There was a concern for people entering into an area where the Gladiator fire was growing and endangering the town. It was decided that the bottom of the Crown King Trail (at the “CK” rock, that connects to FS 711, needed blocking as well as the FS 362/FS 192 roads intersected.

 

The unit responded and set up blocks at the two locations. It was decided to maintain a “soft” barricade (unmanned) at the 362/192 intersection and concentrate on the more important CK trail. Shifts were set up to maintain day watch and turn back the public from venturing up the road. Harry Tilly, Tom Mueller, Mike Seltzer, Pat and Linda Brown, JR Borsos, Ed Wade, Doug Jarmuth, and Jim O’Neill all responded and we maintained security until the 27th when the public were allowed back into town. Members worked a total of 329 hrs and drove 4,125 miles!

 

The fire as seen from the road block

The fire as seen from the road block

The roadblock

The roadblock

 

Set up and good to go

Set up and good to go