Summit Sheriff’s Office awarded grant for search and rescue |

Summit Sheriff’s Office awarded grant for search and rescue

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office was awarded a grant from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs earlier this month to support search and rescue activity in Summit County.

The Sheriff’s Office submitted a grant application for end-of-the year funding from the Search and Rescue Program Fund, and was awarded more than $12,000 on Sept. 10. The Sheriff’s Office intends to allocate the funding for new equipment for the county’s water rescue team.

“The Sheriff’s Office annually receives a budget for the Summit County Rescue Group and is proud to have increased the budget by 9 percent in 2018,” said Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons.

In addition to the new funds for the dive rescue team, Summit County also announced the grand reopening of the Summit County Rescue Barn in December, which recently underwent numerous upgrades. The $60,000 winterization of the barn, located at the County Commons in Frisco, has allowed for faster deployment of search and rescue teams, as well as improved training conditions for volunteers.

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