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PMI was Proud to Sponsor SARCON 2015

Sunday, June 7th, 2015

PMI was a proud sponsor of SARCON 2015, which was held this past weekend in Estes Park, Colorado at the YMCA of the Rockies. This year’s event was the largest in recent memory, with 350 people from 28 states, 5 nations and 115 SAR organizations taking part in two days of classroom presentations and field demos. Many thanks to all the SARCON organizers who made this conference a reality (including PMI’s own Jessica Wyderko, Aaron Dover and Tom Wood), as well as the countless volunteers who took time from their busy schedules to participate as attendees or presenters.

Members of the High Altitude Aviation Training Site (HAATS) were kind enough to bring in one of their Blackhawks for an external hoist demo with Flight for Life Colorado and members of Vail Mountain Rescue Group.
Members of the High Altitude Aviation Training Site (HAATS) were kind enough to bring in one of their Blackhawks for an external hoist demo with Flight for Life Colorado and members of Vail Mountain Rescue Group.
Members of Vail Mountain Rescue Group pose with members of the Colorado Army National Guard last Friday after the hoist operation which was held in front of hundreds of onlookers.
PMI supplied the ropes and hardware for the rope ascending station, which was staffed by cavers from the Colorado Cave Rescue Rescue Network (CCRN) and the National Cave Rescue Commission (NCRC). — at YMCA of the Rockies.
Carnage! As part of the preconference for SARCON, the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group opened up their headquarters (AKA The Cage) to SAR folks who like to break things. Three stations, staffed by RMRG members, offered up drop tests, slow pull destructive testing and highline force calculations.
Just for fun, the cavers brought along a Squeezebox to challenge folks at the rope ascending station at SARCON. Here, VRS’ newest Instructor, Martin Barnett, does his best to escape the 7 inch tall opening of the Squeezebox.
Employing various rope ascending techniques, SARCON attendees had the chance to get in some exercise under the watchful eyes of folks like Andrew Blackstock, NCRC Instructor and RMRG member.

PMI Receives Mountain Rescue Associations’ new President’s Partner Award

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

PMI’s Marketing Director Ken Hauser is pleased to announce that PMI is the first recipient of the Mountain Rescue Associations’ new President’s Partner award! This award is bestowed on companies that are recognized for their critical support of the MRA’s mission in “saving lives through rescue and mountain safety education.” PMI was chosen for this award by the MRA for our sponsorship of the monthly MRA webinar series. PMI has a long association with the MRA through seven teammates at our Denver office who are members of Alpine Rescue Team. ART has been an accredited member team of the MRA for many years. Ken has also been a field active team member for the past 14 years and has been on over 500 search and rescue missions during that time. For more information on the MRA visit www.mra.org. For more information on Alpine Rescue Team visit www.alpinerescueteam.org.‬

For the First Time in It’s 66 Year History, IKAR Convened in the USA

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

For the first time in it’s 66 year history, the International Commission on Alpine Rescue (IKAR) convened this week in the USA! PMI is proud to have helped sponsor this momentous occasion. We welcome our friends and colleagues from across the globe, with a special thanks and recognition to the efforts of the Mountain Rescue Association and Douglas County (Nevada) SAR for all their hard work in bringing this event to fruition. Check out this Welcome Video from Topograph Media: http://vimeo.com/74700127.

MRA and NASAR Honor Steve Hudson with the Hal Foss Award

Monday, June 16th, 2014

On Saturday, June 7 at the Mountain Rescue Association (MRA)/ National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR) Joint Conference in Woodcliff Lake New Jersey, PMI founder Steve Hudson was posthumously awarded the prestigious Hal Foss Award for his decades of dedication to Search and Rescue. On hand to accept the award from George Rice were Jeff Bowles, Karen Padgett and Tom Wood from PMI, and Allen Padgett representing the Walker County Cave and Cliff Rescue Team. Many thanks to NASAR from all of the friends and family of PMI for the award, Steve would have been honored.


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