JCSO Search & Rescue to host Survival Seminar

White City, Ore — So far this year Jackson County Search and Rescue has responded to over 100 calls, 55 in just the past 2 months.

They say the main reason, is people simply aren’t prepared and they’re looking to change that.

A presentation on outdoor survival that takes place Friday. The seminar is hosted by the Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue team and features a retired training director for the U.S. Air Force Academy, Peter Kummerfeldt.

“If you get out there and something comes up that you weren’t expecting or you get stranded or you lose cell phone service and sometimes peoiple don’t have a backup plan and that’s when people get in trouble,” said Cpt. Tim Snaith with JCSO.

The seminar takes place at the Asante Smullin Health Education Center Friday at 6pm.
Seating is limited.

Matt Jordan is the Chief Meteorologist for KOBI-TV NBC5. Matt joined the NBC5 weather team in 2014 after a year as a reporter and anchor in Alexandria, Louisiana. His experience with the severe weather of the Deep South and a love of the Pacific Northwest led him to pursue a certification with Mississippi State University as a Broadcast Meteorologist. You can find Matt working in the evenings of NBC5 News at 5, 6 and 11 as well as online. Matt also has a degree in Journalism from the University of Oregon. In addition to being passionate about news and weather, Matt is a HUGE Oregon Ducks fan. When not rooting for the Ducks or tracking down the next storm over the Pacific, Matt can be found outdoors in the Oregon wilderness with his wife and their German Shepherd named Stanley.
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