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.
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.
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.
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.|
|Next we get lined up for the parade|
|Finally the parade gets started. Thank goodness we’re in front of the Clydesdales and not behind them…|
|After the parade we all assemble at the Rodeo Grounds to provide traffic control and security|
Wickenburg Light Parade 2013
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.
Wickenburg Blue Grass Festival 2013
Members of SYCSRT provided security and parking assistance for the festival.
Old Congress Days Parade 2013
Members of SYCSRT participated in the Parade
La Fiesta Parade North Ranch 2013
Gold Rush Days 2013
Wickenburg Parade of Lights 2012
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.
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!