Saturday, June 12, 2010

Backcountry Rescue on the Long Trail

Brian Lindner (left, photo taken by Jeb Wallace-Broder) is a trained Emergency Medical Technician, and founder and leader of the Waterbury, Vermont Backcountry Rescue Team. Listen as Brian describes how and why his teamed was created, what equipment they use, and how they respond and execute when they receive a call that someone needs to be rescued from backcountry locations inaccessible by emergency vehicles. Brian recalls some recent rescue situations and provides important information on what to bring, how to assess an inury to yourself or someone in your party, how to get help, and what to expect.

Whenever you're planning a hike on the trail, for a day or overnight, our conversation with Brian is worth a listen on

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