ATV / Snowmobile Teams

ATV-2ATV’s and snowmobiles are popular with recreation enthusiasts in Kootenai County but they are also an invaluable tool for Search and Rescue.    With the use of ATV’s and snowmobiles search and rescue operations can be conducted faster and more efficiently on terrain that would be slow or impossible on foot.

In areas where standard emergency vehicles are unable to maneuver, the size, power and 4 wheel drive capabilities of the ATV can maneuver on all types of terrain in most any type of weather conditions and are an essential part of any search and rescue operations.   When winter comes and those same areas are not accessible by ATV’s our snowmobile team can be dispatched to provide searches access to areas along groomed trails and in snowy areas.