Our group utilizes a number of resources and teams based on the needs of any situation.
Our members follow national standards in emergency response training, integrate with local agencies and utilize techniques and technologies that help us facilitate our goals of providing safety to our community and the public at large.
Many of our members come from a police, fire, technology or military background. Creating a diverse and professionally trained group of individuals able to address a variety of unique situations.
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The Adams County 4x4 Response Team was created in 2007 by the Adams County Office of Emergency Management due to the two blizzards of December 2006. The Adams County 4x4 Response Team was to be utilized during severe weather conditions (such as snow) or other emergencies where four-wheel drive vehicles are necessary to transport critical supplies, hospital and government employees or citizens with nonemergency medical conditions. In May 2011 the Adams County 4x4 Response Team was merged with and is now part of Rampart Search and Rescue.
The 4x4 team is a skilled team of drivers in off-road and hazardous conditions, able to reach subjects where normal passage may be difficult or impossible. 4x4 teams provide safe transport of personnel and gear often over difficult terrain. Trained in communications, first aid, weather spotting, traffic safety protocols, and safe usage of recovery equipment.
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The K9 team includes a trained handler and dog component. Both are highly effective at deducing the outcome of lost or missing individuals. Dogs are trained in various methods of search including, air scent dogs and cadaver dogs.
At its most basic, the job of a SAR dog has two components: Find the origin of a human scent and let the handler know where it is.
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The bike teams are trained to provide rapid response in urban settings. Able to quickly cover large areas to facilitate ground search and (or) provide first aid. The bicycle is the ideal mode of transportation where a large number of pedestrians are present and vehicular maneuverability is limited.
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The mission of the UAS program is to provide strategic aerial support for Search and Rescue teams while performing search and rescue operations. The UAS facilitates ground search of large areas which normally might be inaccessible to search personnel. UAS is utilized in high-risk situations where the operating environment is hazardous to health and safety of first responders. These can include, but are not limited to; structure collapse, adverse terrain or hazardous environments. The use of the unmanned aircraft system (UAS) by the Rampart Search and Rescue (RSAR) is expected to enhance, not replace ground operations. Depending on the situation UAS operations may be integrated with ground operations to provide the most successful response.
The Rampart UAS program will provide support for the Adams County Sheriff’s Office. Working with and in conjunction with the Adams County Sheriff’s Office UAS program to supplement the strategic and tactical needs when requested.
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Missing person search
Man tracking and tactical tracking
Urban search management
Disaster assistance and response
Disaster damage assessment
Scene safety and security
Event support / medical support
Public safety education
SAR, First Responder, LE and public training
Missing person search and tracking
Determining direction of travel
Urban and Rual Grid Search
Severe weather assistance and search
Sever weather transportation
Severe weather monitoring
Accident assistance and scene safety
Road security, diversion and closure
Resource and equipment transport
Hasty Ground search
UAS Support with FLIR
Damage assessment and survey
Aerial reconnaissance and search
Squads 51 and 52 - (Box Ambulance)
Multiple dedicated frequencies (VHF,UHF,800)
Emergency communication continuity and interoperability plan