Rescue on Bloody Basin Road

Sep 5, 2017 by

A call came in at 2000hr about a couple whose car was submerged in a wash 17 miles down Bloody Basin Rd.  By 2130hrs the Posse met up with the deputy at Bloody Basin Rd and Interstate 17 to get the details.  We were informed that it was an elderly couple from Phoenix whose car was washed away in a flash flood.  They were OK, but needed transportation out.  Three jeep teams started the long drive down the dirt road to their last known location.  Recent rains made the road very muddy and slippery.  After an hour and a half drive, the teams finally made it to the couple.  They were tired but in good health.  After a quick assessment they were cleared to get in the vehicles for the long return trip back to Cordes...

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Ready to come to the rescue

Sep 5, 2017 by

Jeep Posse celebrates 65 years of serving Yavapai County A 6-year-old girl had gone missing from her home one late afternoon. Local police were notified, as was the Yavapai County Jeep Posse (YCJP), an entirely volunteer nonprofit search and rescue organization. A search ensued. Jerry Kimmet, a YCJP member, was the first to pick up on her trail. “It was in this little sandy wash,” Kimmet said. The girl had gotten stones in her shoes while walking and had decided to take them off. “I found those, and then she just left little round heel prints in the sand,” he said. About half a mile further, he found her. She was OK. “That was a real accomplishment,” Kimmet said. “You just can’t imagine the thrill of actually finding somebody and then reuniting them with...

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Press Release

Jul 2, 2017 by

Yavapai County Jeep Posse Press Release Saturday July 1, 2017 7:20 am For immediate release Debbie Ryall Public Information Officer Contact: 928-460-2785 Yavapai County Jeep Posse (YCJP) volunteers have been instrumental in supporting Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office(YCSO) with fire evacuations and road blocks, since the first night of the Goodwin Fire. Jeep Posse efforts are in coordination with other search and rescue units, from Yavapai and Coconino Counties. YCJP continually trains for such emergencies, as fire evacuations. This training allows us to effectively and efficiently provide communications and support as needed to the YCSO, and other emergency...

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