Sunday, August 9, 2009

Sierra Madre Search and Rescue

Bruce Lamarche of Glendora, a member of the Sierra Madre Search and Rescue, will share his experiences at a free talk at 7 p.m. Thursday at Village Bookshop, 123 N. Glendora Ave.

Lamarche has been a member of SMSR for 12 years, previously serving 19 years with San Dimas Mountain Rescue. As SMSR's Public Education Chairman, Lamarche spends time educating the public about wilderness safety, particularly through the "Hug-A-Tree and Survive" program.

The non-profit SMSR is an all-volunteer team of 25 members dispatched by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

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