Nine more Tehama County Search & Rescue Volunteers now Swift Water Rescue Certified

Mar 17, 2015 4:03 PM by Linda Watkins-Bennett

Nine members of the Tehama County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Team recently graduated in Swift Water Rescue.

The volunteers met every Monday night for nearly a year preparing, learning, and practicing skills in preparation to take the final exam. At one point, the exam had to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Undeterred, the group continued to meet and practice until the next exam date, which was March 14, 2015.

All of the members who tested for it passed the exam and now join the existing team of Swift Water Rescue members. That brings the total number to 20 who are trained and certified to operate in swift water incidents.

The new graduates pictured here are Sky Rader, Ginny Hampton, Rob Talbott, Chase Horton, Jessica Quireke, Gary Spanfelner, Rob More, Mark Calfee and Clayton Bennett.

The Tehama County Sheriff's Office thanks each and every member for dedicating time from their daily lives to give back to their community.


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