Yucaipa recognizes the local search and rescue team | News
On January 10, Lt. Robert Warrick introduced the San Gorgonio Search and Rescue Team to the Yucaipa City Council. Warrick said the search and rescue team was organized in 1958. “It is now made up of about 40 active members and they give about 8,000 hours a year,” he said. “It’s very impressive, because all the members are volunteers. Volunteers are made up of people with full-time careers who have retired from long full-time careers and are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. “They have helped us with many search and rescues in our local mountains, as well as here in the city. They have helped search for missing children, adults with reduced mental capacity and the list goes on and on” , said Warrick Pro Tem Mayor Justin Beaver said: “I think it’s telling that these people are so dedicated to their profession that last month they did what they do best and responded to the immediate call to go save lives despite the recognition that they all knew was coming.” Beaver continued, “It’s awesome and Colonel Doolittle said, ‘There’s nothing stronger than a volunteer’s heart’ and we really appreciate our volunteers. Thank you so much for all you do.” Councilman Jon Thorp echoed Beaver’s sentiments Mayor David Avila said, “I think you are an extremely valuable part of the Sheriff’s Department and the community as a whole and thank you for your service. Council member Greg Bogh read the recognition to search and rescue volunteers and the public in attendance. Bogh said, “We have a certificate of recognition presented to the search and rescue team at San Gorgonio.” recognition and celebration of your invaluable service to the community, the county and the state of California, to the volunteers who selflessly give their time, commitment and valiant efforts, have made a difference in ur many people in need… Thank you very much . You guys are awesome,” Bogh said. A Certificate of Appreciation was also presented by Representative Assemblyman Chad Mayes to the volunteers of the San Gorgonio Search and Rescue Team. Warrick read the certificate and it read, “On behalf of the California State Assembly, I am pleased to congratulate the volunteers of the San Gorgonio Search and Rescue Team. You are commended for your leadership, protection and stewardship of the people of our community. Please accept my most sincere congratulations. Signed Chad Mayes, 42nd Assembly District..” The presentation can be heard at yucaipa.org.