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PCSAR, along with Red STAR, held their monthly joint training operation on Saturday 03/20/21 in the Gray’s Arch area. David Fifer, paramedic with Red STAR, discussed patient packaging in a wilderness environment, as well as hypothermia. Sometimes an IV is required to administer medications during a rescue operation, and depending on the situation, the large vein in the neck may be the best option. An IV is beyond basic wilderness first aid, so partnering with Red STAR allows more advanced medical options during rescues.

PCSAR members practiced moving a stokes basket down rocky ledges. This was also an opportunity for the team to practice communication standards. Rope techs rotated members through different segments of high and low angle rope operations. Afterward, some of the SAR team members enjoyed their first rappelling experience.

Red STAR- Red River Gorge Special Treatment, Access and Rescue

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#searchandrescue #pocosar #REDSTAR #powellcountysearchandrescue #powellcountyemsredrivergorgespecialoperationsMedical Specialist on the left. Rescue Specialist on the right. People who care about their community, combining their talents.

Powell County Emergency Medical Services // Red STAR- Red River Gorge Special Treatment, Access and Rescue and Powell County Search & Rescue getting it done.
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❗Road closure❗Red River Gorge - Cumberland District - 03/20/21 - KY 715 remains closed between Sky Bridge and the Red River. In effort to keep traffic moving, Osborne Bend Trailhead parking area has been closed and will now serve as a turnaround. Limited parking allowed at designated paved pulloffs along KY 715. Parking is not allowed at the Copperas Canoe Launch, as this location is a drop-off area ONLY for those vehicles transporting boats to the River. Law enforcement will be patrolling this area and vehicles parked illegally will be ticketed and may be towed. We understand the inconvenience this may cause and are working as quickly as possible to facilitate repairs and reopen the road and parking. Thank you for your understanding. ... See MoreSee Less

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