Keep Visitors Safe with Preventive Search and Rescue – 2018

Keep Visitors Safe with Preventive Search and Rescue – 2018

Yosemite’s preventative Search and Rescue programs reduce visitor accident and injury. Photo by Keith Walklet.

Yosemite’s Preventive Search and Rescue (PSAR) program focuses on sharing important safety messages in order to prevent accidents and injuries in the park.

In 2018, your support will enable the PSAR program to use recent research results and Search and Rescue statistics to implement outreach targeted to specific high-risk places and situations. A seasonal PSAR ranger, interns and volunteers will work together to educate visitors about staying safe through one-on-one interactions; presentations in the park and local communities; regularly updated signs about specific hazards, such as slippery surfaces near waterfalls; and GPS-triggered audio messages on hiker shuttle buses. Funding will also support efforts to expand the PSAR presence at High Sierra Camps, as well as social media outreach to share information with people before and during their visits.

Your contribution will ensure visitors can safely enjoy the wonders of Yosemite.

Partnering with Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Hospitality, and Friends of Yosemite Search and Rescue.

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Project Notes
Yosemite’s preventative Search and Rescue programs reduce visitor accident and injury.

We will reduce the most striking consequence of serious injuries and fatalities: the insurmountable grief of the affected person and their families. The suffering is felt by many, including all of their loved ones throughout the country. Visitors who witness the event are often impacted. Additionally, preventing visitor injury incidents will reduce temporary trail closures, traffic delays, and wilderness disturbance caused by rescue efforts.

Lisa J. Hendy
Emergency Services Program Manager
Yosemite National Park