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CSU-Pueblo SAR Added to Colorado SAR Board Membership

Release Date: October 18, 2016

Cora Zaletel

Executive Director, External Affairs

Colorado State University-Pueblo

719.549.2810

Press Release

The Colorado State University-Pueblo Search and Rescue (SAR) team was voted in as a state-recognized team at the September 2016 membership meeting of the Colorado Search and Rescue Board.

An October 10 email announcement to Colorado Search and Rescue membership, noted that the CSU-Pueblo Search and Rescue had been approved as members of the Colorado Search and Rescue Board, meaning the team has been added as an available resource for mutual aid call outs in other areas of the state. In all, the Colorado SAR membership includes 87 teams, agencies, and individual members. The voting membership includes 41 search and rescue teams across the state of Colorado.

CSU-Pueblo Search and Rescue is the second university affiliated team (first, Western State Mountain Rescue) to join the membership and is working to train students as leaders in the community. In May, the University signed an agreement with Pueblo County to allow the Search and Rescue Team to participate in the Emergency Services Bureau at the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office. The Emergency Services Bureau responds to a variety of incidents each year from urban and wilderness missing person cases to weather-related or other naturally occurring events such as wildfires or floods that may endanger humans or animals.

The Colorado Search and Rescue Board provides and coordinates search and rescue services as requested by county sheriff’s departments. The organization helps provide training opportunities in search and rescue in various forms around Colorado.

For more information on the Search and Rescue Team, contact SAR Advisor Scott Robertshaw at scott.robertshaw@csupueblo.edu or 719.549.2085 or Dustin Cox at sar@csupueblo.edu or 719.203.9084. ​

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.

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