Calendar

2017 AVSAR CALENDAR
(All dates and events subject to change)

TRAINING: Our hands on avalanche training will hopefully be with the Wolf Creek Ski Patrol and other SAR teams, date and time TBA and will take place in January or February.
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MEETING: Tuesday January 17, 2017, from 1800-2000 hours at the Alamosa County Sheriff’s Office Classroom.  Pizza will be served and there will be an in house training to follow on Weather Assessment and Communications.
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TRAINING: Sunday January 29, 2017, from 0900-1300 hours at the Alamosa County Sheriff’s Office for a Cold Challenge in-house & field training.  Lunch will be provided.

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MEETING: Tuesday February 21, 2017 (Note: This is the 3rd Tuesday), from 1800-2000 hours at the Alamosa County Sheriff’s Office Classroom.  Pizza will be served and there will be an in house training on Rope Basics.  Agenda will include review of 2017 DOLA Grant proposal and training ideas.
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TRAINING: Sunday February 26, 2017, from 0900-1200 hours will be a Land Navigation training at the Alamosa County Sheriff’s Office.  Lunch will be provided.

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TRAINING: There will be a Wilderness First Aid (WFA) training on March 3, 4, and 5, 2017 at ASU and the remainder of the team will have the weekend off.
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MEETING: Tuesday March 28, 2017, from 1800-2000 hours at the Alamosa County Sheriff’s Office Classroom.  Pizza will be served and there will be an in house training on Basic Medical Assessment.  Agenda will include a discussion on our conditioning hike to take place in June.

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TRAINING: Sunday April 2, 2017, beginning at 0900-1300 hours at the Alamosa County Sheriff’s Office on Medical Scenario/Assessment.  Lunch will be provided. 
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TRAINING: Sunday April 23, 2017, from 0900-1600 hours at the Alamosa County Sheriff’s Office for classroom time and then will travel for field training to a location TBA for Land Navigation.
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MEETING: Tuesday April 25, 2017, from 1800-2000 hours at the Alamosa County Sheriff’s Office Classroom.  This will be a potluck.  Agenda will include a discussion on our SUDS for SAR fundraiser tentatively set for August 19, 2017.  FFL Lift Ticket training video will be viewed.

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TRAINING: FFL Lift Ticket training will tentatively be held Sunday May 7, 2017 in the field just to the northeast of the Sheriff’s Office at 0900 hours and will continue until all members are certified (usually last a few hours).  Arrive at 0830 hours to clear the landing zone (LZ).
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TRAINING: Saturday May 13, 2017, training will take place at Rock Creek near Bishop’s Rock for Low Angle Rope Rescue 0900-1400 hours.  Bring your 72 hour packs if you have one, otherwise a day pack with food and water.
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TRAINING: Saturday May 20, 2017, training will take place at Rock Creek near Bishop’s Rock for High Angle Rope Rescue 0900-1700 hours.  Bring your 72 hour packs if you have one, otherwise a day pack with food and water.
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MEETING: Tuesday May 23, 2017, from 1800-2000 hours at the Alamosa County Sheriff’s Office Classroom.  Pizza will be served and there will be an in house training on SAR OPS, fielding questions on Incident Command duties and Communications review.    Agenda will include finalization of conditioning hike.

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TRAINING: Saturday June 10, will be a Conditioning Hike to Zapata.  Meet at the Zapata parking lot at 06:00. Bring at least a 24 hour pack and it would be a great idea to take along some 800Mhz radios if you want to get more familiar with them.  Please make sure you sign them out and for convenience you may check them out the day before and then return them after the hike on Saturday.
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MEETING: Tuesday June 27, 2017, from 1800-2100 hours at the Alamosa County Sheriff’s Office Classroom.  Pizza will be served.  We hope to have a ranger from the Sand Dunes National Park as our speaker.  He will address the Park’s policies and field questions from our team members.  Agenda will include a discussion on SUDS for SAR.  After meeting training will be an in house presentation on Heat Challenge.

TRAINING: Thursday June 29, will be the Mt Blanca Conditioning Hike.  Details to follow soon.

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TRAINING: There will be no training on Saturday due to it being the Fourth of July weekend.
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MEETING: Tuesday July 25, 2017, from 1800-2000 hours at the Alamosa County Sheriff’s Office Classroom.  This will be a pot luck meeting.  We will finalize our SUDS for SAR fundraiser tentatively set for August 19, 2017.  After meeting training will be a Land Navigation review.
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TRAINING: There will be NO training on Saturday.

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FUNDRAISER: Saturday August 19, 2017 will be our annual fundraiser, SUDS for SAR held at San Juan and Main in Alamosa.  Members need to arrive by 1530 hours to help set up.  Silent Auction and music will begin at 1730 hours.
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MEETING: Tuesday August 22, 2017, from 1800-2100 hours at the Alamosa County Sheriff’s Office Classroom.  This will be a potluck meeting.  Agenda will include review of our annual fundraiser results.  After meeting training will review some Medical Scenarios.
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TRAINING: There will be NO training on Saturday.

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MEETING: Tuesday September 26, 2017, from 1800-2000 hours at the Alamosa County Sheriff’s Office Classroom.  This will be a potluck meeting followed by an in house Rope Review training.  Agenda will include a reminder for our Awards Banquet being held in October.
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TRAINING: Sunday October 1, 2017, from 0900-1800 hours the training will take place at Rock Creek near Bishop’s Rock for High Angle Rope Rescue.  Bring your 72 hour packs.

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MEETING: Tuesday October 24, 2017, from 1800-2000 hours at The Bridge in Alamosa for our annual Awards Banquet.
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TRAINING: Sunday October 29, 2017, from 0900-1400 hours at the Alamosa County Sheriff’s Office for Medical Scenarios.  Lunch will be served.  Inventory of Rescue Rig will take place after lunch.

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MEETING: Tuesday November 28, 2017, from 1800-2000 hours at the Alamosa County Sheriff’s Office Classroom.  Pizza will be served and there will be an in house training to follow on Rescue Basics and Intro to Communications.  Agenda will include Officer Elections.

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TRAINING: Sunday December 3, 2017, from 0900-1400 hours (approximately) on 72 hour pack contents, the ABCs of packing your pack, Basics on Dressing and Avalanche Preparedness.  Lunch will be provided.  

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NO Meeting in December.  HAPPY HOLIDAYS and HAPPY 2018!!!
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