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Members of Plumas County Search and Rescue and their sno-cat from left: Scott Englund, Jonathan Berry, Mike Grant, John Kolb, Georgia Knutsen (and K-9 Bailey), John Forno, Dale Hayes, Bob Cotter and Ryan Svensson. Photo submitted

PG&E donates valuable equipment to Plumas Search and Rescue

Plumas County Search and Rescue Coordinator Mike Grant announced that Pacific Gas & Electric donated a sno-cat to the search and rescue team. “The addition of a sno-cat will undoubtedly enhance our team’s capabilities in various aspects of our operations, particularly in snowy and challenging terrain,” Grant said in making the announcement.

Obtaining such a specialized piece of equipment can be costly and often beyond the reach of many organizations, so the team said it is fortunate to receive this donation from PG&E. “Their support and insight in recognizing the needs of the local search and rescue team and taking action to fulfill those needs demonstrate a commendable commitment to the community’s safety and well-being,” Grant said. “On behalf of the search and rescue team, it’s important to express heartfelt gratitude to PG&E for their generosity.”

The sno-cat is expected to make a significant difference in the team’s ability to carry out their work and showcases a strong partnership between the local community and a corporate entity working together for the greater good.

“PG&E is pleased to donate a Sno-Cat to support Search and Rescue in their critical life-saving missions,” said Joe Wilson, regional vice president for PG&E’s North Valley & Sierra Region. “The Sno-Cat can not only access tough terrain but can also operate when weather doesn’t allow helicopters to fly. This donation is just one of many ways we work closely with local emergency agencies to help keep our communities safe.”



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