Project Life Vest: SAVE A LIFE
The Lyon County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue is holding what we hope to be an annual life vest donation fundraiser. Search and Rescue members are taking the initiative to be proactive in the attempt to prevent drownings in our local waterways.
- WHAT: BINGO! Night — Proceeds from the event go to the Purchase Life Vests (click the link above to learn more about BINGO! Night.)
- WHERE: Boys & Girls Club of Mason Valley
- WHEN: April 13, 2013, at 5 p.m., doors open at 4 p.m.
- FLYERS: Click on links to downoad the flyers: BINGO! Night (in English) or Noche de BINGO! (in Spanish)
The Search and Rescue Division is looking for the donation of new life vests for children ages 10 and under for the cause. These life vests will be given out during the Memorial Day weekend at Lake Lahontan, by Search and Rescue members, to educate and provide to children who do not have a life vest.
We are looking for any help possible in the donation of life vests and any new items that we can raffle during our BINGO, Raffle, & Silent Auction Night, on April 16th, located at the Boys and Girls Club of Mason Valley. This is a family oriented event. Start time for the event will be at 5 p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m. Any proceeds from the bingo night will go towards the purchase of new life vests, which will then be given out on Memorial Day weekend.
Drop off locations include the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office in Yerington, Lyon County Sheriff’s Office Fernley Substation, Lyon County Sheriff’s Office Dayton Substation, Lyon County Sheriff’s Office Silver Springs Substation, Churchill County Sheriff’s Office in Fallon, Carson City Sheriff’s Office, Nevada Uniforms and Supply, 235 Keystone Avenue in Reno.
Or you can contact Search and Rescue Coordinator Lt. Bryan Veil at 577-5096 or 302-7048 or contact Search and Rescue Commander Patty Polish at 848-0252 to make arrangements for pick-up if you are unable to drop items at the above locations.
5-County Search & Rescue exercise hosted by Lyon unit
By Staff Writer | Fernley Leader-Dayton Courier | MAY 13, 1998 | Sec. 2, Page 6
In a large mock Search and Rescue operation, teams from five counties converged on an area near "D" hill in Dayton last Saturday to search for two "downed aircraft and "possible survivors." This was the largest exercise of its kind in many months for Northern Nevada and involved elements from Churchill, Lyon, Mineral and Pershing Counties and Carson City, and an air unit Carson City Aero Squadron; more than 65 people in all.
The scenario, as the day unfolded, was that two airplanes had "collided" and "crashed." The first one found had a "pilot" and five "passengers." The passengers were identified as being two "correctional officers" and three "prisoners" being transported from one facility to another. Subsequent to the crash, the "prisoners had fled on foot." The second airplane contained a "pilot" and one "passenger." It was Search Rescue's job to find them all.
It all began with a 7:20 a.m. radio-dispatch message alerting Lyon County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Commander Larry McPherson "a plane was down near Dayton." The first of the assembled teams moved quickly to the site south of Dayton and set up an operations command post. As teams flowed into the area, Operations Officer Wayne Walsh set up search, tracker and All-Terrain Vehicle teams to perform specific assignments and deployed them into the hills.
Within minutes, reports were received from search teams the they had located the first "crash site." Trackers immediately got on the trails of the fleeing prisoners and the search teams spread out. ATV teams scoured the area. A half hour later, other teams found a second "crash site" and the same procedures got underway backed up by air patrol. Trackers radioed the command post that persons on foot were moving in the area. CP notified all the units in the vicinity to move in on the areas spotted by the trackers and the Mineral County ATV teams circled into position.
By 2:00 p.m., all the "injured" and all the "prisoners," "pilots" and "passengers" had been taken into custody or had otherwise been accounted for. In the debriefing session that followed, State Emergency Coordinator Bob Minter, and Bob King, Lyon County Sheriff's Department SAR Liaison expressed great satisfaction in the day's effort. The host county unit was Lyon County Sheriff's Search and Rescue and they had fulfilled their command and coordination responsibilities in a very professional manner. The officers involved at "Dayton Command" in addition to McPherson and Walsh were Dale Anderson, Plans & Intelligence, and Darrel Norman, Logistics. The vital radio communication dispatch and control was handled by Marsha Moffet and the Operations Status Board was organized and maintained by Ida Favor.
Search and Rescue units are mad up of all volunteers. SAR is always looking for possible additions to its ranks. Anyone interested in joining them in the interesting