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ALL MEMBERS OF BOTH SAR AGENCIES ARE AT LEAST TRAINED TO THE LEVEL OF CPR/FIRST AID.  SOME GO ONE TO ATTAIN HIGHER LICENSES INCLUDING EMR, EMT, AND PARAMEDIC.  BOTH AGENCIES ARE LICENSED AS B.L.S. NON-TRANSPORT AGENCIES WITH A.L.S. PERMISSIONS BY THE STATE OF MONTANA.


Flathead County Swiftwater
Flathead County Canine K9

K9

CANINE RESOURCES INVOLVE NATIONALLY CERTIFIED DOGS AND HANDLERS BEING PROFICIENT IN LOCATING LOST PERSONS, REMAINS, OR EVIDENCE.  THE DOGS ARE CERTIFIED IN AREA, TRACKING, TRAILING, AND HUMAN REMAINS DETECTION.

ROPES & RIGGING / Mountain rescue

​​MOUNTAIN RESCUE CERTIFIED MEMBERS  ARE  TRAINED IN LOW AND HIGH ANGLE ACCESS, UTILIZING VARIOUS RIGGING TECHNIQUES AND SPECIALIZE IN DIFFICULT, STEEP TERRAIN EXTRACTIONS .

Flathead County Mountain Rescue

TWO BEAR AIR RESCUE

​BASED IN WHITEFISH, MONTANA TWO BEAR AIR PROVIDES WORLD-CLASS AVIATION SUPPORT FOR SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAMS IN FLATHEAD COUNTY AND OTHER AGENCIES ACROSS THE REGION. USING THE MOST ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY AVAILABLE THE ULTIMATE MISSION OF TWO BEAR AIR IS SAVING LIVES.  WHITEFISH PHILANTHROPIST MIKE GOGUEN SUPPORTS ALL COSTS OF THIS PROGRAM WITH ZERO COST TO TAXPAYERS.

​A.L.E.R.T.

THE PROGRAM BEGAN IN 1975 AS A NONPROFIT HOSPITAL-BASED SERVICE TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE HARDWORKING PEOPLE OF NORTHWESTERN MONTANA. CONTINUING THIS LEGACY, WE HAVE A VISION FOR GROWTH AND INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AS THE PREMIER MEDICAL FLIGHT SERVICE IN MONTANA.

Flathead Sheriffs Posse

I HAVE TOO MUCH GEAR SAID NO ONE EVER...

​FLATHEAD SHERIFF'S POSSE

​TODAY’S SHERIFF’S POSSE WORKS CLOSELY WITH FLATHEAD COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT AND IS MADE UP OF VOLUNTEERS WHO CARE ABOUT AND DESIRE TO SERVE THEIR COMMUNITY.  THEIR PRIMARY GOAL IS TO SUPPORT THE SHERIFF IN HIS SERVICE TO THE CITIZENS OF THE COUNTY.

Flathead Sheriffs Dive Team

​​FLATHEAD SHERIFF'S DIVE TEAM

THE FLATHEAD COUNTY SHERIFF'S DIVE TEAM IS AN ALL VOLUNTEER GROUP WORKING UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE FLATHEAD COUNTY SHERIFF.  ALL MEMBERS OF THE DIVE TEAM HAVE ATTAINED THE MINIMUM CERTIFICATION OF OPEN WATER DIVER.  CAPABILITIES INCLUDE SEARCH, RESCUE AND RECOVERY OF VICTIMS AND EVIDENCE.

RESCUE RESOURCES & key partnerships

ICE RESCUE

​​​ICE RESCUE RESOURCES CONSIST OF TRAINED PERSONNEL AND EQUIPMENT  BEING ABLE TO PERFORM RESCUES IN OR NEAR FROZEN WATER SITUATIONS.

SWIFTWATER RESCUE

SWIFTWATER TECHS RECEIVE AN INTENSE 20 HOUR TRAINING COURSE INVOLVING  CLASSROOM TRAINING ANALYZING REAL SWIFTWATER RESPONSES AS WELL AS TWO FULL DAYS OF DEVELOPING AND PRACTICING CRITICAL THINKING AND MISSION SCENARIOS ON THE RIVER IN REAL TIME.  FLATHEAD COUNTY'S SWIFTWATER TECHS RESPOND AS AN MULTI-AGENCY TEAM WITH MEMBERS FROM VARIOUS RESCUE AND LAW ENFORCMENT AGENCIES TO MORE QUICKLY RESPOND TO WATER EMERGENCIES.

Flathead County Man Tracking
Flathead County Ice Rescue
Two Bear Air Rescue

MAN TRACKING

MAN TRACKING IS A SPECIALIZED TRAINING ALLOWING CERTIFIED TRACKERS TO GIVE A DIRECTION OF TRAVEL TO SAR RESPONDERS AT LARGE SO THAT RESOURCES CAN BE DEPLOYED EFFECTIVELY.