Community Outreach

Community Outreach 2017-04-14T05:50:58+00:00

Speakers Bureau

SAR Foundation Speakers Bureau

One of the missions of the Deschutes County Search and Rescue Foundation is community outreach to increase public awareness of the Search and Rescue organization and to educate the general public on wilderness safety.  To support this mission, the Foundation maintains a Speakers Bureau to work with local schools, organizations and companies to provide speakers to address a wide range of topics on the above subjects.

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Speakers Bureau Events

Oregon Hunters Association

Provide information on winter survival skills and the 10 Essentials.

Deschutes National Forest – Outdoor Adventure Day

Provide information on how to stay safe in the wilderness and demonstrate simple wilderness survival skills.

Mt. Bachelor Rotary Club

Provide information on the Search and Rescue organization and showed video with testimonials from several rescue missions.

Redmond Proficiency Academy

Provided an overview of Search and Rescue to high school students and basic winter survival skills.

Harney County Library

Provided information on search and rescue activities using the SAR K9 team with dog demonstrations.

2017 Subaru Outside Games

Host booth at the Vendor Village as part of the Subaru Outside Games and provide information and literature on Search and Rescue organization.

Deschutes County Library

Provide search and rescue demonstration with the SAR K9 team for elementary aged school children.

Oregon Youth Challenge Program

Provide information on Search and Rescue organization to OYCP students as part of their Fall Career Fair.

Bonneville Power Administration

Provide information to BPA linemen on safety while working in winter conditions.

Bend Boys and Girls Club

Provide information on the Search and Rescue organization and wilderness safety to children and adults.

Newcomers Club of Bend

Provide overview of the Search and Rescue organization and showed video with testimonials from several rescue missions.

Tri-County 4H Idea Fair

Provide overview of the Search and Rescue organization.

Greater Bend Rotary Club

Provide overview of the Search and Rescue organization and showed video with testimonials from several rescue missions.

LaPine Middle School

Provide overview of the Search and Rescue organization to seven different groups of middle school children.

Thelma’s Place

Provide overview of the Search and Rescue organization to elderly patients struggling with early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.