Prescott AZ (April 27, 2019) – On Wednesday April 17, 2019, Findlay Subaru Prescott and Subaru of America presented Yavapai County Search and Rescue Team (YCSRT) ‘Backcountry Unit” (BCU) with a check in the amount of $19,858.00. This is for the promotion on sold and leased vehicles between November 15, 2018, and January 2, 2019.
Dan Dravis, Back County Unit Manager, accepted the check on behalf of the team. BCU intends the money for training, jackets and upgrades in team based rescue gear.
Jessica Tiedeken of Subaru of America, and Dave “Mac” MacFarlane, General Mgr. of Findlay Subaru Prescott presented the check – see photo.
Christian Robinson, Director of Internet Sales & Marketing & Mac MacFarlane, both of Findlay Subaru Prescott, were instrumental in selecting the YCSRT-Backcountry Unit as one of the Hometown Charities purchasers could designate their $250.00 charity contribution resulting from the sale of a new Subaru vehicle.
Sheriff Mascher- ‘I am extremely thankful to Findlay Subaru and Subaru of America for this donation. Our rescue teams provide an invaluable resource to this community and their efforts have saved lives. I appreciate the willingness of Findlay and Subaru to bring attention and monies to these dedicated volunteers in the Backcountry Unit.”
The Backcountry Unit is a team with a wide range of skills. Currently, the team consists of Trackers, Hasty Searchers, Swiftwater Rescue Technicians, Technical Rope-Rescue Technicians, and Medical First Responders. The Backcountry Unit also has eight Short-Haul Technicians who work alongside the crews of the Arizona Department of Public Safety’s Air Rescue Helicopters. The Backcountry Unit is commonly called as a rapid response unit in the initial stages of a search or rescue operation. See http://ycsrt.org/?q=about_backcountry_unit for more information on these incredible volunteers.
Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260 or the YCSO website: www.ycsoaz.gov