Great training opportunity!!Our next Rope Rescue Technician course is March 25th-29th, 2024. Go to our website to register! Small class sizes make for more hands-on training but the courses fill up quick!
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For today's "Meet Me Monday" we would like to introduce you to Jeremy Urekew!
Jeremy's background is extensive to say the least. Former Fire Captain on a heavy rescue company, HazMat Team Manager for the FEMA USAR system, paramedic and rescue specialist with Red STAR Wilderness EMS, owner of a technical rescue training company, subject matter expert in counterterrorism for Department of Homeland Security... just to name a few. As you can see, Jeremy is passionate about all things emergency response.
After joining the team in the spring of 2021, Jeremy has provided us with countless hours of training. Through him and his company Red River Rescue, we have certified approximately 20 new rope rescue technicians and 5 tower rescue technicians.
Jeremy has a way of bringing up those around him to rise to the level of professionalism and passion for emergency response that we always see from him. We cannot thank him enough for his dedication to this team and our community. ... See MoreSee Less
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He is an amazing asset to the team and Kentucky as a whole. He always is upbeat and excited to help out. I am glad he chose PCSAR to call his team(one of them). LOL
👋👋👋 Hey Jeremy! This guy is one of the best in the business!
My 2nd favorite “cat dad”!!! 🐾 Such a great guy!!
Jeremy Urekew is the real deal! Thank you for all you do!!
He is a legend when it comes to rescue. I’m proud to have been trained by him.
Squared away dude that I had the privilege to work with at HACC.
Our team members have been busy training over the last two weeks! From advanced search techniques, communications, to a variety of incident management courses, our members have really made the most of this off season. We even got some flight time in with our partners at the Lexington Police Department!
Last week two of our members, Brian McKinney and Dewayne Estes, completed a 40 hour Inland Search and Rescue Planning course put on by the US Coast Guard and Air Force. The course went over advanced search techniques, how to pre-plan for incidents, decision making for search strategies, mutual aid agreements, and more!
We were also given the opportunity to learn more about Lexington PD’s helicopter capabilities, specifically their FLIR technologies. Two of our members were given a ride in one of their helicopters to show how it could be used to aid us in wide area searches and night time operations.
Our team Communications Specialist, Jackson Freeman, conducted an internal training on radio communications, programming, and frequencies. Jackson also discussed the appropriate standards and procedures for the "who/what/where/when's" of relaying information via radio.
Inspired by an exciting new team effort (more to come on that later 😉), our members completed over 100 hours of FEMA ICS independent study courses!
We are so excited to share with you all of the ways we are working to better ourselves. We are committed to being the best team we can be for our community! ... See MoreSee Less
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Yall are an amazing group ❤️
For this week’s “Meet Me Monday”, let me introduce you to our very own Dewayne Estes!
Dewayne joined the team in March of 2020. Since then, he has gone on to become a rope rescue technician, served as our communications specialist, and in March of 2021, became our Training Officer! Dewayne’s passion and dedication to the team has played a key role in the improvements we have made over the last few years. Since Dewayne stepped in as Training Officer, we have seen exponential growth. He has gone above and beyond to increase both the quantity and quality of our team trainings. His enthusiasm and determination to better himself has motivated us all to hold ourselves to a higher standard. We cannot thank him enough for all the time and energy he puts in to propel this team forward! We can’t wait to see what he has in store for us this year.
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That's a great dude right there!
Great job and great work!!
Dewayne was a great guy to train with. You all are lucky to have him.
Thank you Dewayne! May God bless you and your loved ones abundantly for the sacrifices you (and your family) make, and the risks you take <3
You guys are blessed to have him aboard!
Glad to see you all doing great work!
He’s a good one!!
Thankful for our sister agency, Wolfe County Search & Rescue Team for doing their part to maintain the place we all love to visit.
If you are coming out to see us, please do your part as well by properly disposing of waste and doing your best to not disturb the land. As always, “leave no trace”!Some days we rescue visitors in the Gorge and some days we rescue the Gorge from the visitors. Adopt-A-Highway 2024. ... See MoreSee Less
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You do it all!