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Avalanche safety training next week on Mt. Rose Highway

Staff report

The North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District and Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe ski patrol will conduct avalanche training on Jan. 13, 14 and 15.

Training will occur near the Mt. Rose Highway, across from the summit parking lot area.

Training objectives and stations will cover transceiver and beacon searching, proper probe line set-up and execution, snow pit/snow pack information, and a search dog demonstration.

“We invite our regional responders every year to join us so that we can all participate together and refresh our outdoor rescue and safety protocols,” said NLTFPD Capt. Bruce Hicks, who coordinates this annual training. “This annual refresher training allows agencies to review, practice and participate in hands-on avalanche training drills utilizing practical scenario set ups that replicate rescue situations.”

In the event of extreme weather or unforeseen events, a training event/day may be canceled.

For information on avalanche safety, contact the Sierra Avalanche Center at http://www.sierraavalanchecenter.org or the Slide Snow School at http://www.slidesnowschool.com.

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