Wolfe County Search and Rescue Wins Land Rover
CAMPTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Wolfe County Search and Rescue Team is used to helping others, but on Tuesday the nonprofit received help.
The all-volunteer team was one of only seven nationwide recipients of the Land Rover Defender Above and Beyond Service Awards. Land Rover has recognized the efforts of nonprofits that go above and beyond for their communities every day.
After being nominated and voted on by the public, the group won a custom Land Rover Defender to use for rescues.
When members of the search and rescue team learned they had won during Land Rover’s live broadcast of the awards announcement, they burst into joy and said this at the ceremony.
“It’s huge. It really allows us to keep doing what we do best, which is to go where others can’t and save lives. Our region is full of rugged terrain and we desperately needed a vehicle that could tackle this terrain and obviously the Land Rover Defender is the vehicle for the job so we couldn’t be more excited to receive what is ultimately going to be a salvage piece of equipment ” said Drew Stevens, public information manager for Wolfe County Search and Rescue.
The team members, who are volunteers, thanked everyone who voted for them on their Facebook page.
The team prides itself on being Kentucky’s premier technical rescue team. Members go through grueling training year round. The team operates in the Red River Gorge and beyond.