Central Colorado Sunday Science program - Chaffee County's Search and Rescue Program

Central Colorado Humanists Sunday Science, March 5:

The story behind the 80 or so annual missions performed by Chaffee County’s volunteer Search and Rescue (SAR) teams is the subject of the next Central Colorado Humanists Sunday Science program March 5. The program will be held at the Scout Hut, 210 E. Sackett, Salida, beginning at 10 a. m. and features Bill Sample, a member of the SAR South team, presenting a multi-media look at missions, equipment, technology, and planning of SAR.

The all-volunteer North and South SAR teams work under the Sheriff’s office and are funded primarily by donations and grants. Bill will cover with pictures and videos missions, equipment, technology, and planning of the SAR South team. Bill’s presentation will include information on new technology made possible by recent technological advancements. Other team members will accompany Bill and be available for questions and discussion.

Bill holds a BS and MS in engineering and worked as an Avionics Systems Engineer for 38 years designing electronics for aircraft and space vehicles.  With seven years on the SAR South team, he serves on hiking teams, is part of the incident command team rotation, manages communication equipment, flies UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle a.k.a. drone) missions and manages the SAR UAV team. He makes good use of his technical skills maintaining the hardware and software for the UAVs. He has designed custom hardware and software to supplement the SAR capabilities of the team’s UAVs.

Central Colorado Humanists sponsor Sunday Science presentations on the first Sunday of each month. Each presentation is informative and features a science topic understandable by both scientists and non-scientists. Doors open at 9:30 a. m. and the talk will start promptly at 10:00 a. m.

A discussion will follow the talk. Admission is free and the public is welcome. Masks are not required but welcome.

Please join us!

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