Mountain Responder

Mountain Responder

by Steve Achelis

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ISBN-13: 9781608441075
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Publication date: 09/29/2009
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)

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Mountain Responder 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
AlaskaDee More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed this book by Steve Achelis. He takes you through each of his highlighted call-outs from what he was doing when his pager went off through to the end of the call. You get to know him, his patients, and his teammates. He paints a vivid picture of each step and each action taken to extract the patient and get them to safety. You feel his elation and his grief depending on how the call goes. You see how he tries to balance his work with his family, and the steps he takes to make sure he makes it home to be with them after the call is over. I've read several books by SAR responders and this one is the best one so far. I'd recommend it to anyone interested in Search and Rescue.
SFeTed More than 1 year ago
The writer is a real hands on Ground Pounding SAR troop who has been "there and done that" What impressed me most was what his feelings; both physical and mental at the start, during and after a mission. This writing I feel gives some idea of the devotion and very hard work of SAR people and to carry out the idea "So others may live". One point I must remark on is that I think the ICS used by the Salt Lake Sheriffs Department seems to be very loose to the it puts SAR team members into harms way! They seemed to forgotten the basic order of safety; that is; first SELF; second Team and third and last, THE SUBJECT. Also I think the word Victim is out of place for SAR people to use!