For the first time in six years Teton County Search and Rescue is training new members.

By the time they graduate from probationary status in May, the 10 new recruits will have banked hundreds of training hours to respond on the worst day of people’s lives.

Dan Rogers SAR volunteer

Idahoan Dan Rogers has taken on double duty this past year with both the Teton County and Teton County, Idaho, rescue teams. The software engineer has been volunteering since 2018 in Idaho. In 2021 he added Wyoming’s counterpart to his volunteer regime.

Lexie Drechsle SAR volunteer

Lexie Drechsel’s car is packed and ready for action, whether that’s going out on a rescue mission or meeting a patient for physical therapy. Drechsel is one of the newest Teton County Search and Rescue volunteers.

Contact Sophia Boyd-Fliegel at county@jhnewsandguide or 307-732-7063.

Sophia covers county politics, housing, and workforce issues. A Pacific Coast devotee, she grew up in Washington, studied in California and has worked in Oregon and Alaska.

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