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On Feb 2 we were at the ULLR FESTIVAL AT BOGUS BASIN.

So what is an ULLR festival? ULLR is a Norse traditional god associated with archery, skiing and snow. Well, this year there was snow on the ground and ski slopes but what fell from the sky on this day (and pretty much all day), was rain. That didn’t stop the skiers from coming to the resort and participating in the festival. There were many people dressed in Norse or “Viking” type clothing and head-wear. Our booth was one of 14 vendors, games and associations that were represented just outside of the main lodge.
IMSARU members had numerous opportunities to answer questions about our organization and educate the public on what we do. The K9 members of course were a huge attraction to both children and adults.
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On Tuesday we were contacted by a Papa John's Pizza and asked if we would like some pizza. Well, who is going to say no to pizza? They delivered a large stack of different types of pizzas to our command center, to the joy of our searchers. Sorry this thank you took a while the information has been slowly circling IMSARU. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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It's wonderful how the community has been gathering to help with the search.

Thanks to the searchers, and also to their supporters!

Very cool

Nice!!

2nd long day of searching, night has fallen and it has started snowing on the mountain. Our teams are still out in the field making their way back to the command center. Thanks to Dutch Bros Coffee, our searchers have something hot and delicious to look forward to. And thank you Abigail at CBS 2 Boise for making this happen. ... See MoreSee Less

2nd long day of searching, night has fallen and it has started snowing on the mountain. Our teams are still out in the field making their way back to the command center. Thanks to Dutch Bros Coffee, our searchers have something hot and delicious to look forward to. And thank you Abigail at CBS 2 Boise for making this happen.

 

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It's was all Dutch Bros Coffee - we just made the call! Thank YOU for all you guys are doing to help this man and his family.

Stay safe and warm guys!

IMSARU is a founding member of the Mountain Rescue Association back in 1959, and we have been a member ever since. This is a short video that was just created showing who Mountain Rescue is.The Mountain Rescue Association (MRA) was established in 1959 at Timberline Lodge at Mount Hood, Oregon making us the oldest Search and Rescue Association in... ... See MoreSee Less

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Every month we train on a different subject, this month was avalanche training. A large part of safety in the wilderness is prevention. We covered getting snow reports and how to read snow and terrain conditions with a large focus on how to prevent triggering an avalanche. We then had a day of field training. We went over how to use an avalanche beacon, probes, and shovel. We practiced companion rescue, patient packaging, as well as responding to large events. We went over types of snow and how to perform a Propagation Saw Test (PST). This was also a great opportunity for our members to test their snow gear. It was a beautiful day in the mountains with a record turnout from our members. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thanks for all you do. Nothing personal but I hope I never need you but I sure like knowing you are there!!

cool video Mike!

Nice!

Wow early 90’s member here. Miss this fun

5 months ago

Idaho Mountain Search & Rescue Unit

Winter overnight bivy training. The snow was really good two years ago. We made two igloos, and multiple other snow shelters. ... See MoreSee Less

Winter overnight bivy training.  The snow was really good two years ago.  We made two igloos, and multiple other snow shelters.

 

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Okay, the igloos are great, but were you really set up to stream Netflix???

I miss this

Payette Brewing Company is hosting its Kegs 4 Kause event night for the Idaho Mount Search and Rescue Unit going from 5pm to 10pm on Monday May 28. 50% of proceeds from beer sales in the Tap Room are donated to IMSARU. So come down, have a drink, and support IMSARU! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Thank you Payette Brewing Company for your thoughtful donation to Idaho Mountain Search and Rescue Unit. All donations are utilized for purchase of equipment and supplies to keep our volunteer members ready for any mission/call-out 365 days a year, 24 x 7.

Missions! We have had a number of missions in the last few weeks, and we were already behind in posting about missions IMSARU was involved with. To remedy this, we will be posting mission summaries starting with the most recent and moving backwards.

May 12 2018,
IMSARU was notified that a trail runner had fallen in the Boise foothills and had suffered a severe ankle injury; the subject was still able to walk and was slowly heading back to their vehicle. The subject's vehicle was found, and a hasty team arrived on scene. Two members were sent down the trail to determine the condition of the subject and evaluate the best course of action. The subject expressed a wish to not be put into a litter, they preferred to have their foot wrapped and believed that with additional support they could finish walking to their vehicle. The subject's ankle was taped, and they were given trekking poles to assist in walking. Meanwhile, three more members of the rescue team arrived to assist. The subject was able to walk back to their vehicle under their own power, and was able to drive themselves to the hospital. The subject later informed IMSARU that they had suffered a break in one of their leg bones.

While the rescue team was putting away gear, they were approached by a mountain biker that had fallen and was complaining of pain.The new patient was assessed and treated.
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Keep up the great work. This is what the public likes to read about, and it really helps that we get to have our brand out there.

10 months ago

Idaho Mountain Search & Rescue Unit

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Wish I had that ol' willys wagon.

HUMMM which one is Larry?

This is our original members and the old Willy's that they got with a blown engine. The put a Studebaker V-8 into it. Technology has advanced since then, as has our vehicles.

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If you are interested in joining the Idaho Mountain Search and Rescue Unit (IMSARU) or thinking about joining IMSARU, Please come down and join us at our prospective member orientation this Thursday May 17th at 6:30 p.m. here at our compound (2519 S Federal Way). You will get information on what our training is like, what we expect from members, and find out if joining IMSARU is a right fit for you. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Are there tentative dates yet for the academy? I'm trying to see if I can potentially make any of them in June before submitting an application or to see if I need to wait until the fall. Thank you.

Had a minor emergency this evening and I didn't make it to the meeting... are you planning another one soon?

I plan to attend, see you there!

It seems that your website is down at the moment. www.imsaru.org

I plan on being there... but I might be a few minutes late.

Oh boy! Memories:)

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11 months ago

Idaho Mountain Search & Rescue Unit

A big thank you to our emergency, safety and medical service providers- Idaho Mountain Search & Rescue Unit, Ada County Paramedics, East Boise County Ambulance District, Boise Police Department, Boise County Sheriff, Signal 88 Security - Boise, Boise Motor Escort, US Army Corp of Engineers, Ada County Highway District (ACHD), and ham operators from Valley Wide React. ... See MoreSee Less

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