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I was out in Ca City over the three day weekend and saw a helicopter flying over each and every day and night. Does this have anything to do with the DIRT program?

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Generally they are Kern county air lifts, Its a pretty collaborative effort between

all area agencies, DIRT included

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The helicopter is part of a cooperative agreement with the owner and the DIRT team. The airship is privately owned but the owner lives in CalCity. We help pay for fuel and we are able to place a member in his airship. The member has first aid gear and we can get to injured riders within a couple of minutes over the 180 square mile riding area.

Over the past weekend a lost 8-year old that rode too far from camp was found safe. 4 motorcycle riders were issued tickets for racing through local housing area and on people's lawns. We want to keep the area open but don't want people trying to ruin it for everyone.

Then we were able to reach a young girl within 2 minutes after she was seriously injured on a Rhino accident.

Fuel paid for by OHV Green Sticker funds and 1st Aid supplies by CalCity $10/year permit.

Hope that answers your question...

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The helicopter is part of a cooperative agreement with the owner and the DIRT team. The airship is privately owned but the owner lives in CalCity. We help pay for fuel and we are able to place a member in his airship. The member has first aid gear and we can get to injured riders within a couple of minutes over the 180 square mile riding area.

Over the past weekend a lost 8-year old that rode too far from camp was found safe. 4 motorcycle riders were issued tickets for racing through local housing area and on people's lawns. We want to keep the area open but don't want people trying to ruin it for everyone.

Then we were able to reach a young girl within 2 minutes after she was seriously injured on a Rhino accident.

Fuel paid for by OHV Green Sticker funds and 1st Aid supplies by CalCity $10/year permit.

Hope that answers your question...

Cool info . . . sounds like a good program.

I'm surprised to hear about the 4 ticketed riders though . . . I've yet to see any lawns out there :busted:

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HUGE idea!

See...................... when we pull together & use our heads, great things can happen. :busted:

This should be a model for the entire state of Califoriastan.

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The helicopter is part of a cooperative agreement with the owner and the DIRT team. The airship is privately owned but the owner lives in CalCity. We help pay for fuel and we are able to place a member in his airship. The member has first aid gear and we can get to injured riders within a couple of minutes over the 180 square mile riding area.

Over the past weekend a lost 8-year old that rode too far from camp was found safe. 4 motorcycle riders were issued tickets for racing through local housing area and on people's lawns. We want to keep the area open but don't want people trying to ruin it for everyone.

Then we were able to reach a young girl within 2 minutes after she was seriously injured on a Rhino accident.

Fuel paid for by OHV Green Sticker funds and 1st Aid supplies by CalCity $10/year permit.

Hope that answers your question...

Dirt Team LDR, thanks for all the work and support you and your team provide for the off road riders at Cal City. We appreciate all your efforts to keep areas open.

Could you provide the emergency number riders should use while in the Cal City area in lieu of the normal 911 number.

Thanks, again.

Jack

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HUGE idea!

See...................... when we pull together & use our heads, great things can happen. :busted:

This should be a model for the entire state of Califoriastan.

What he said.

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Maybe they were looking for a couple that was locked out of there trailer late one cold night a few weekends ago. They had a passer by call the local cal city sheriffs and fire dept for help and was told to go pound sand, it wasn't an emergency.

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Thanks for the info, I have been going out to CA City for years now and haven't seen the new addition until now.

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The airship is privately owned but the owner lives in CalCity

Thanks for clarifying, I thought they only were using the small private one for searching

and such, Did not know they had med air lifts from town

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You can always call 9-1-1. The problem we have in our riding area is the location of the cell towers. If you are closer to the ones by 395 then San Bernardino will get the 911 call in Barstow. If you are in the Rands, you might get routed via one of the cell towers on Hwy 14 and get CHP in Bishop. So you can always tell them your in Cal City and get routed the right way, but you can reach us directly at 760-373-8606....

BTW, we will be signing a contract with Verizon to put in another tower in Cal City to improve reception in the riding area.

Appreciate the +comments. One of the best ones is that the 1st aid teams get to your camps faster than their hometown local paramedics to their homes. Our average response time is less than 8 minutes.

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Our average response time is less than 8 minutes.

Dont let anyone pressure you into thinking that you need to cut corners/rush to get off the ground. $.02

Sounds like a great service for the community :lol:

Stay safe.

J

Edited by justinandkarna

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