Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office
Grant request is for new equipment, two quads and a trailer, that can be upfitted with tracks for snow conditions and tires for mixed conditions. As stated in the request, this department has snowcats and snowmobiles already in the fleet. No reference is made to SAR vehicles currently in the fleet for the spring, summer and non-snow, fall months of the year. One must assume the Department has some sort of vehicle(s) to facilitate OHV user rescues and assistance other than snow OHV's.
Before recommending funding of this request, I would want to know if with appropriate modifications, alternative vehicles already in the fleet and largely unused in the winter months, could be used at significantly less cost.
Thank you for your consideration. [Diana Mead, CORVA, Asst to N. Director, Grants, Escarabajo Buggy Club - 3/24/12]