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What's up with JOSAR and JTNP?

PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:52 pm
by OtherHand
Well this is certainly interesting. Not sure what it's all about, but it doesn't look good.

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Re: What's up with JOSAR and JTNP?

PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:05 pm
by bretpct
Aren't SAR operations typically under control of the Sheriff's Dept? Does this change when National Parks are involved?

Re: What's up with JOSAR and JTNP?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:35 am
by OtherHand
It's my understanding that in California state law says search and rescue operations fall under the authority of each county's sheriff. However federal lands would normally be exempt from that requirement so they can do SAR operations as they like. There may also be a memorandum of understanding between national parks and their respective counties that further specifies who does what. JTNP is a little complicated since it's in two countries, Riverside and San Bernardino.

Re: What's up with JOSAR and JTNP?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:17 am
by Myth
That is ... disappointing, to say the least.

I don't see how severing a connection between a community and the SAR that operates within that community serves the greater good.

Perhaps there's liability concerns or some such ( don't ask me details, just throwing that out there because from what I've seen that's often how rubbish like this get started ), but really, not great.