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Title devised by cataloger. "Search & Rescue Team Entry 4th of July Parade" written in ink on reverse of image. "Property of Sierra Madre Historical Society, Sierra Madre Public Library" stamped on reverse of image. Image depicts nine members of the Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team in the 4th of July Parade. One man is driving the team's vehicle and the other members are walking behind it wearing helmets, boots, and backpacks. Two of the men are pushing a stretcher. A bloodhound is walking with the team. Some of the men have been identified: Bill Wark, Larry Twedell, and Lester Anthony. The photo was taken at the intersection of Auburn Avenue and Sierra Madre Boulevard. A Chevron station and Gregersen's Upholstery shop are visible in the background. Sierra Madre Historical Archives Collection. 4x5 b&w negative available. Archival Preservation, Access and Co-ownership Project: A joint project of the Sierra Madre Historical Preservation Society and the Sierra Madre Public Library. Cataloging and copy negative sponsored by the California State Library, Library Services and Technology Act Reproduction may be restricted; Source unknown. The Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team was founded in 1951 by residents Fred LaLone and Larry Shepherd after a young hiker became lost in the San Gabriel Mountains near Sierra Madre. They recognized the need to assemble a group of experienced mountain men to carry out search and rescue operations. An all volunteer organization, the Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team is affiliated with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the Search and Rescue Group of the Californias, and the Mountain Rescue Association. A full year of training in mountaineering, search and tracking procedures, mountain first aid, victim evacuation, specialized communications, technical climbing, ice and snow climbing, helicopter tactics, and winter survival is required for membership on the team. The team is financed entirely by private contributions and receives no support from public tax funds. The team operates primarily in the San Gabriel Mountains of Los Angeles County, however, team members also assist with searches and rescues outside of Los Angeles County. One of the major team efforts is to promote mountain safety through education as team members give lectures to youth groups.
1 photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
Twedell, Larry Anthony, Lester Wark, Bill Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team Rescue work--California--Sierra Madre Search and rescue operations Trucks Parades & processions--California--Sierra Madre Sierra Madre (Calif.) Photographic prints