(Bozeman, Mont.) On Monday January 28, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Detention Center Community room the Sheriff’s Office will hold a press conference to launch a Public Service Announcement campaign. The PSAs are composed of a 30 second and 1 minute video encouraging safe back country behavior.
Residents and visitors to Gallatin County enjoy tremendous outdoor recreation opportunities and on any given day hundreds of people take advantage of what the mountains have to offer. Sometimes those great days can turn bad and about 100 times a year local SAR teams are called to help those that get lost or hurt in the back country. The PSAs encourage back country users to; know their limitations, know the terrain and take a partner. It also encourages people not hesitate to call for help. The earlier the call comes for help the better it is for the professional volunteers and Deputy Sheriff’s to help them.
Sheriff Brian Gootkin states that
“Our community really values the outdoor lifestyle that Gallatin County offers. Sometimes, especially when dealing with Mother Nature, even the most prepared people can have a bad day. When that happens we have an outstanding group of very skilled volunteers and Deputies that will help bring them home.”
Contact Lt. Jason Jarrett for questions. (406)580-1838