Re: [John Muir Trail] 911 from Satellite Phones
- yup, i think you're better off having a list of the local pd/sheriff's office or the number to nearest agency whose jurisdiction you are in. they are going to be best able to mount the quickest search and rescue. besides, what does that guy sitting in canada or wherever know about the local terrain that you are in? make sure your insurance is fully paid up too. my insurance covers "air ambulances" (ie helicopter ride) to the nearest hospital. hope i'll never have to use it, but nice to know it's covered.
From: Jim W <jimqpublic@...>
Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 7:39:48 PM
Subject: [John Muir Trail] 911 from Satellite Phones
On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 7:00 PM, robert shattuck <bobolonius@hotmail. com> wrote:
> Just taking a shot here, but if you get injured on the JMT, (or anywhere)
> regardless of where you are and even if you have the luxury of a SAT PHONE,
> are you really going to bother to call any number but 911? . . . . they'll
> figure out who's coming to get you....
911 from a Sat phone goes to the provider's central number.. or maybe
CHP ... or maybe Shafter police.... or Canada... I don't know but I
bet it isn't going to a local wilderness first responder.
I would just program the Inyo County Sheriff's emergency number (760)
878-0323. This telephone is manned at all times by the Inyo County
Sheriff's dispatcher, and is also the contact for the Inyo County
Sheriff's Posse Search and Rescue Team. They are closer to the JMT
for more distance than other first responders. If it's not their
jurisdiction they will know who to call.
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