Yavapai County Search and Rescue ‘Backcountry Unit” receive a very generous donation

PRESCOTT – On Wednesday, April 17, Findlay Subaru Prescott and Subaru of America presented Yavapai County Search and Rescue Team’s (YCSRT) “Backcountry Unit” with a check in the amount of $19,858, which was raised during a promotion on sold and leased vehicles between November 2018, and January 2019.

Dan Dravis, YCSRT’s Back County Unit Manager, accepted the check on behalf of the team. The Backcountry Unit (BCU) intends to use the money for training, jackets and upgrades in team based rescue gear.

Present were, Christian Robinson, and Mac MacFarlane, both of Findlay Subaru Prescott. They were instrumental in selecting the BCU as one of the hometown charities purchasers could designate their $250 contribution when purchasing a new Subaru vehicle. 

“I am extremely thankful to Findlay Subaru and Subaru of America for this donation,” Yavapai County Sheriff Scott Mascher said. “Our rescue teams provide an invaluable resource to this community and their efforts have saved lives.”

The BCU is a team with a wide range of skills.  Currently, the team consists of trackers, hasty searchers, swiftwater rescue technicians, technical rope-rescue technicians, and medical first responders.  It also has eight short-haul technicians who work alongside the crews of the Arizona Department of Public Safety’s Air Rescue Helicopters.

The unit is commonly called as a rapid response unit in the initial stages of a search or rescue operation.

“I appreciate the willingness of Findlay and Subaru to bring attention and monies to these dedicated volunteers in the Backcountry Unit,” Mascher said.

Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260                                                                                                      or the YCSO website: www.ycsoaz.gov.