With many new members, lots of training, and several missions, 2014 has been a busy year for Carson City Search and Rescue. Here’s a look at some of the things we’ve been doing this year.

In February, we assisted with the recovery of a stolen vehicle that was stuck on Prison Hill.

Vehicle Recovery on Prison Hill

Vehicle Recovery on Prison Hill

Vehicle Recovery on Prison Hill

In March, CCSAR worked with many other entities after a plane went down in the Pine Nut Mountains.

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Also in March, we began some swiftwater rescue training.

Swift Water Rescue Training

Swift Water Rescue Training

Swiftwater training continued in April up on the Truckee River. Photos courtesy of Specialized Rescue Inc.

Swiftwater Rescue Training (photo courtesy of Specialized Rescue Inc.)

Swiftwater Rescue Training (photo courtesy of Specialized Rescue Inc.)

Swiftwater Rescue Training (photo courtesy of Specialized Rescue Inc.)

CCSAR trained with Washoe County’s RAVEN team in April. After a helicopter safety lesson, we flew to the top of McClellan Peak and simulated a hover rescue.

Helicopter Rescue Training with RAVEN

Helicopter Rescue Training with RAVEN

Helicopter Rescue Training with RAVEN

Helicopter Rescue Training with RAVEN

Helicopter Rescue Training with RAVEN

Also in April, we helped out with the Escape from Prison Hill Half Marathon. We had 3 mountain bikes and a jeep out on the course to provide assistance to runners if needed.

Escape from Prison Hill Half Marathon

Escape from Prison Hill Half Marathon

In May we joined a multi-county search for a missing California man whose car was found near Nixon, NV, east of Pyramid Lake.

Search for missing man near Nixon, NV

Search for missing man near Nixon, NV

Search for missing man near Nixon, NV

Search for missing man near Nixon, NV

Search for missing man near Nixon, NV

Search for missing man near Nixon, NV

Search for missing man near Nixon, NV

Also in May, CCSAR participated in a multi-county fire evacuation drill in Storey County.

Fire Evacuation Drill in Storey County

Fire Evacuation Drill in Storey County

Our Rope Rescue team completed an intense week-long class in May. Photos courtesy of Specialized Rescue Inc.

Rope Rescue Training (Photos courtesy of Specialized Rescue Inc.)

Rope Rescue Training (Photos courtesy of Specialized Rescue Inc.)

Rope Rescue Training (Photos courtesy of Specialized Rescue Inc.)

Rope Rescue Training (Photos courtesy of Specialized Rescue Inc.)

May proved to be a busy month. After heavy rains fell in Carson City, we rescued a stranded motorist from the deep mud in El Dorado Canyon. Care Flight assisted with locating the vehicle.

El Dorado Canyon mission

El Dorado Canyon mission

El Dorado Canyon mission

El Dorado Canyon mission

El Dorado Canyon mission

In June we rescued a motorist whose vehicle was stuck in Sand Canyon.

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Disabled Vehicle in Sand Canyon

Disabled Vehicle in Sand Canyon

Disabled Vehicle in Sand Canyon

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June’s Taste of Downtown is one of Carson City’s biggest events. CCSAR assisted with traffic control to ensure pedestrian safety.

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Afternoon thunderstorms struck in July, and CCSAR assisted with evacuations in Clear Creek canyon after fires broke out. Thanks to quick work by fire crews and light winds, no homes were lost.

Clear Creek fire evacuations

Clear Creek fire evacuations

Clear Creek fire evacuations

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