Matthew Gaston
The Flight for Life helicopter was a popular attraction at the Alpine Rescue Team's Safety Fair on Saturday at Alpine Rescue headquarters.
Hiking safety a priority

The Alpine Rescue Team’s Safety Day on Saturday was a win-win for both attendees and rescuers.

Attendees learned about backcountry safety and were able to attend seminars on cell phones and personal locator beacons, mountain weather and avalanche safety. They checked out the vehicles used in search-and-rescue operations and met with rescuers. There were also games to entertain the kids, a visit by a Flight for Life helicopter, and search-and-rescue dogs to meet.