Rampart Search and Rescue Outreach
During the year, Rampart Search and Rescue participates in numerous activities within the community. While some of these events offer fundraising opportunities, in general, RSAR provides our services and does not solicit contributions outside of only a few. These events provide an opportunity to interact with the communities we serve, build partnerships with law enforcement agencies and expand our footprint.
Each year, Rampart Search and Rescue has a booth at the Adams County Fair. This is one of our main fundraising activities where we sell T-shirts, raffle prizes and even a dunk-tank. Not only does this event provide us with much needed income, but it is also an opportunity to speak with members of the community about who we are and what we do. In addition, we may also be used by the Sheriff’s Office in the event of missing children, evacuations (if necessary) and minor medical issues.
Rampart Search and Rescue has an entry in each of the following yearly parades: St. Patrick’s Day in downtown Denver (pictured below), Memorial Day Parade in Commerce City, Strasburg Home Town Days and we will be participating in the Parade of Lights in Brighton as well. Our parade entries include marked vehicles, walkers and our K9’s who are always very popular!
10k / 5k Runs
The Blazing Bullets Trail Run, hosted by the Westminster Public Safety Recognition Foundation. RSAR provides race monitoring, communications and medical services in the event someone needs to be evacuated. This event is held in Westminster and gives RSAR the opportunity to work with Westminster Police and Fire Departments. As this is a fundraising event for Westminster agencies.
For several years, RSAR participates in the Sean May Memorial Run at Barr Lake. We provide race monitoring, medical evacuation in the event of injury on the course, and race communications. Our team sets up at points along the race course in the morning and then performs one final sweep of the course at the end to make sure all runners have been accounted for.
Operation Free Bird
Adams County Sheriff Doug Darr hosts an annual event the weekend before Thanksgiving, Operation Free Bird. The Sheriff, in conjunction with area businesses, organizes a free turkey giveaway for needy families in the community. The event also has free events for kids, vendors providing community information and resources. Like other community outreach events, RSAR does not solicit donations at this event. RSAR works the event in partnership with the Sheriff’s Office locating lost children, event communications, medical services, assisting Southwest Adams Fire Department during medical calls, and event monitoring.