first_imgDMRT carry out a rescue at Horn Head.Donegal Mountain Rescue Team are a 24 hour a day, 365 days a year voluntary emergency response team providing emergency search and rescue response in extreme terrain and mountain conditions throughout the entire county.Due to the significant increase in the number of callouts experienced in the last two years the team are now seeking to recruit enthusiastic individuals interested in working as part of the team to achieve high standards of casualty care in the Donegal’s mountains.The commitment We are seeking people with a strong interest in mountaineering activities, a high level of commitment, be reasonably fit, possess hill walking / climbing experience, navigation and hill skills as well as a commitment to participating in regular team training and callouts.Recruitment to the emergency response team is open to people over 18 years of age living within one hour of the county’s mountainous areas.It takes approx 1-2 years to progress from being a probationary member to qualifying as a full operational member. The Donegal Mountain Rescue training programme covers four core areas namely, mountain operations, search and rescue operations, casualty care, and operations co-ordination. We would also be interested in hearing from members of the public that may be interested in assisting us with the various other duties involved in running a voluntary mountain emergency response team including organising fundraising days and events, general administration, vehicle maintenance etc.The rewardMountain rescue is a rich cauldron of activities encompassing specialised training, rescue missions, fundraising, sometimes mundane committee duties and even TV appearances for various Rescue programmes.It’s sometimes wet, sometimes dry, sometimes stretched, sometimes a muscle acher, sometimes exhilarating, sometimes tired but always lively and fulfilling.More than anything else, it is deeply rewarding when the mission is over and the casualty is safely recovered and reunited with his friends or family. On those occasions the ensuing smiles and tears are makes it all so very worthwhile to be an Active Responder with Donegal Mountain Rescue Team.You can see here, or on the net, some pictures of the team in action and we can guarantee you we’ll show you corners of Donegal that will take your breath away as below! For more information and for an application pack please send an e-mail to, keep up to date with us on Facebook date for receipt of applications is Friday 11 October 2013.DMRT’s Joseph Brennan looks for the perfect Christmas card scene during training.MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAMS SENDS OUT ITS OWN SOS – FOR NEW MEMBERS was last modified: September 24th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegal mountain rescue teamnew recruitslast_img read more

Pete Kaiser fans in Bethel celebrate hometown mushers victory

first_imgDebra Samson: I was just listening to the news, I was holding my breath and I was telling myself, ‘Why do I want to cry? I’m so excited!’Evon Waska: Me and my wife stayed up and watched him finish, and there was tears of joy.Tommy Bayayok: It was an awesome sight to see.Tootsie Guinn: Gosh, I’m so proud of him!Nelson Alexie: It’s about time somebody wins from Kuskokwim.Samson: And for him to be from Bethel, to be local, to be Yup’ik.Waska: [Yugtun] We Yupiit are very proud.Bayayok: Somebody in our town, representing Bethel, the Kuskokwim, Southwest Alaska just…Guinn: Just a hometown boy and…Samson: He represents what good we can accomplish.Bayayok: Hopefully it’ll inspire other kids to look into joining mushing.Waska: [Yugtun] This finish is for all the young people. You can do this too. You can achieve your goal just like Pete.Samson: We should just do a parade!Bayayok: Wonderful feeling knowing that someone that you know, someone from your hometown is the best musher in the world. Mushing fans from Bethel (left to right) Ashley Fairbanks Glasheen, Rachel DeHaan, and Madelene Reichard cheer Pete Kaiser on in Nome as he wins the Iditarod Race on March 13, 2019. (Photo by Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage)If you heard a roar early Wednesday morning, it likely came from Pete Kaiser fans cheering across Alaska. The Bethel musher slid under the burled arch in Nome at 3:49 a.m., pumping his arms overhead in victory as he claimed his first Iditarod championship and became the first person from Bethel and the first musher of Yup’ik heritage to win the race. Fans in Kaiser’s hometown of Bethel were running on a proud, exhausted thrill Wednesday after staying up to watch the historic win.last_img read more