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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 3B LAW AND ORDER County search and rescue team looking for recruits Lori Powers Special to Feather Publishing Dispatcher: "911 -- What&apos;s your emergency?" A frightened mother: "My family is camping up at Bucks Lake. I can't find my 3-year-old son. Please helpP' Or another call: "My friend fell offthe trail at Rock Creek. I can see him about 100 feet down the cliff. He's not moving. Please help!" And another call: "I am stuck in the snow about 8 miles past Lake Davis. I've tried to get myself out. Now I'm wet and cold and it's dark. I'm afraid. Please help!" When people find themselves in trouble Plumas County Search and Rescue is ready and willing to respond. Every year the team assists when local residents and visitors to the county become lost or injured, or need help getting back to safety and their loved ones. In order to keep providing valuable service to friends, neighbors and visitors, Plumas SAR needs to grow and is recruiting new members from the community. Calls for help come at all hours of the day and night, in all weather conditions, and on any day of the year. The response may require use of four-wheel-drive vehicles, ATVs, snowmobiles or boats. Sometimes specially trained search dogs are needed. Sometimes skilled divers or swift water rescuers are deployed. Rope rescue techniques are often utilized. Knowledge of first aid and patient packaging and transporting is always essential. Navigation with map, compass and GPS, both on- and off-road, is a foundation skill. Radio communication and other technical equipment operation are additional important activities in SAR. SAR team members are all volunteers. They put in numerous hours of personal time in training and in responding to calls for help. While not paid for their service, members are rewarded with the satisfaction in helping in this vital service. There is real joy in working side by side with trusted teammates in sometimes very difficult and potentially dangerous situations. There is deep satisfaction in being able to help a person who is frightened or hurt and to bring comfort to his or her loved ones. Plumas SAR needs your help. If you have an interest in helping on calls like those above, and if you have the time to devote to training and responding to calls, please consider applying for the team. Prior knowledge of the above-mentioned skills is helpful, but not required. The team will train new recruits in the essential elements. There are many ways to be of assistance. If there is a desire to participate, the team will creatively work to find appropriate ways to fit everyone's skill level into the team. The team hopes to add new members from all areas of the county. Become a SAR member today. Applications are available at the sheriffs office, 1400 E. Main St., Quincy, CA 95971. Or call 283-6375 Monday - Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., for more information. CHP REPORT The following incidents are submitted by Quincy CHP as a tentative summary pending the conclusion of the investigation(s). Highway 70, Aug. 28 Donald Maddalena, 71, of Portola, was driving his 2003 Chevrolet 2500 pickup that was pulling his empty horse trailer westbound on Highway 70 approaching Mount Tomba at approximately 50 - 55 mph. Michael Cotter, 53, of Portola was driving his 1994 GMC pickup eastbound on Highway 70 approaching Camp Layman at approximately 55 mph. For an undetermined reason, Cotter allowed his vehicle to travel into the westbound lane of Highway 70 as he traversed a curve to his left. (Cotter stated he blew out his left front tire, although there was no physical evidence located at the scene to indicate this happened.) Maddalena noticed the vehicle, which did not appear t.o have a blown out tire, come around the curve in. his westbound lane. Maddalena applied his brakes and swerved to the right to try to avoid a head-on collision. Maddalena's pickup exited the westbound lane and traveled onto the shoulder of Highway 70. However, his horse trailer wasn't so lucky. The left front of Cotter's pickup struck the left side of the horse trailer, blowing out both left side tires and bending the wheels and axles. Maddalena's pulled off of the roadway and onto the north shoulder of the highway. Cotter's vehicle continued eastbound where he reentered the eastbound lane and parked on the south shoulder. Cotter also claimed his brakes were not working prior to the collision. However, a brake function test on his vehicle was conducted at the scene of they were found to be working properly. USFS Road, Aug. 28 At approximately 3 p.m., Reilly Tingle, 18, of Quincy was driving his 1995 white Ford F-250 pickup; with a passenger, eastbound on USFS Road 25N83 east of Snake Lake Road while under the influence of alcohol. Tingle was driving at an excessive rate of speed. Due to his level of intoxication, he was unable to control the vehicle as it traversed a slight curve in the roadway. The F-250 began sliding in the curve and veering off Of the north edge of the roadway. Tingle over-corrected to the right and the F-250 then skidded across the roadway and went over the embankment on the south side of the roadway. The front of the F-250 then impacted head-on into a large tree. The F-250 came to rest against the tree facing in an easterly direction. Tingle and his passenger were wearing their seat belts and suffered only minor injuries. They were able to exit the vehicle and started walking towards Snake lake Road until they were able to get help. Tingle was treated for minor injuries at Plumas District Hospital. He was arrested. East Main Street, Sept. 1 Justin Burchett-Dollar, 24, of Quincy, was driving a Kin Rondo at approximate 12:45 p.m. He stopped, facing north at East Main Street, in Quincy, within the north driveway at 38 First Street. Timothy Brown, 34, of Reno, Nevada, was driving his Ford F-250 eastbound on East Main Street, west of the Kia, within the first lane. Intending to proceed westbound on East Main Street, Burchett-Dollar began driving in a northwesterly direction on East Main Street, into the path of the Ford. The Kin subsequently struck the right side of the Ford. All parties were wearing their seat belts at the time of the collision and no injuries were sustained. The collision remains under investigation. Highway 70 and Kitty Kat Trail, Sept. 1 Jeff Thompson, 32, of Reno, Nevada, was driving his 2014 Chevrolet Equinox east bound on Highway 70. His speed was about 55 mph. At approximately 8:30 p.m., just west of Kitty Kat Trail, a deer suddenly entered the roadway from the south shoulder directly in the path of the Chevrolet. Thompson was unable to avoid a collision and the front of the vehicle struck the deer, causing moderate damage to the Chevrolet. The collision remains under investigation at this time. Highway 70, Butte County Line, Sept. 2 At approximately 1:30 p.m. Patrick Cottini, 42, of Quincy was driving his Nisan Titan at 45 - 55 mph, just east of the Butte County line, when he fell asleep at the wheel. The Titan left theroadway and landed in a cement culvert. The car then hit a dirt and rock embankment, rolled onto its left side, and. finally tipped back onto its wheels. Cottini was helped to exit the vehicle several minutes later. He hadbeen wearing his seat belt and suffered only minor injuries. Highway 70, near Beckwourth, Sept. 2 On Highway 70, west of Beckwourth Jeffrey Knight, 58 of Reno, Nevada, was driving eastbound in his 2007 GMC Yukon. At approximately 8 p.m. a deer jumped across the roadway in front of his vehicle. Unable to avoid the deer, the two collided, causing minor damage to the Yukon, Knight was able to drive his vehicle off of the highway'and then called for assistance. He and all of the passengers were wearing their safety belts and suffered no injuries. 15% OFF Fireplace Accessories .,i/jr .00teamers , Log Holders Fireplace Tools and more! 2019 East Main St., Quincy -v[;'=; Tues-Fri 9:30am-5:30pm 283-2929 sat lOam-4pm www.quincyhotspot.com Closed Sun &Mon OFF CLOTHING JEWELRY " ACCESSORIES 00'0000000000000000000000000000 EXCITING NEW FALL ARRIVALS! 000000000000000000000000000000 Ask us about ., Girl's Night Out! Great Northern Hair Co. 1690 E. 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The person should have strong leadership and communication skills, be computer literate, and be comfortable work- ing with groups. Experience with environmental education campaigns, web design, web based public participation, graphic design, and Geographic Information System (GIS) is desired. Interested parties are encouraged to visit the Plumas County Fire Safe Council website to find a complete job description for this position: www.plumasfiresafe.org. Questions regarding this opportunity should be directed at Mike De Lasaux (530 283-6125) or Nils Lunder (530 258-6936). Application information must be sent electronically to Diann@ plumascounty.org and must be received by 5 pm on Friday, September 19, 2014. Interviews will be conducted on Tuesday September 30th in Quincy. Final selection will be announced on Friday, October 3rd. Plumas Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. B e fore Win ter Carl us today for a free estimate/