Our Team's Bio Page
Our Explorer Post 1574 is looking for new Explorers. If you
are between 14 and 20. Come to one of our business meetings and
see what our Explorer Post is all about. We'll also be at the
Adams County Fair.
It started many moons ago, in a county far far away. . . . .
- Search is the
activity of locating and recovering persons either in distress,
potential distress, stranded or missing. Now once the object or person
is located; Rescue
is where the victim is extracted and deliver them to
a place of safety.
- Rampart Search and Rescue has been designated as the
search and rescue provider for Adams County, Colorado by Sheriff Douglas
N. Darr under statutory authority (CRS 24-32-2107 (a) and (b)). Rampart is also a member of the
Colorado Search and Rescue Board and is listed as a state asset in the
Colorado Resource Mobilization Plan.
What We Do
in search and rescue operations involving:
- Rescue or Medical Assistance
- Search for missing, lost, or overdue persons
- Missing aircraft, balloon, or glider
- Activated emergency locator transmitters (ELT)
- Activated personal locator beacons (PLB)
- Disaster operations (flood, blizzard/snowstorm, major fire,
earthquake, tornado, etc.)
- Technical rescue/recovery, such as; low angle, cave, ice rescue,
confined space, etc.
Board of Directors
- Dave Haskin - Director
Dave started in rescue work back in 1973. After 20 years in Kansas City he moved back to
Colorado and started Rampart Search and Rescue in 1997.
- Tj Baker - Vice President
Dave started his rescue service with Douglas County SAR. After moving to
Adams County, he joined Rampart and had advanced to V.P. and mission
- Clint Eatmon - Treasurer
Clint is a father of an autistic child which is what originally brought
him to Rampart. He joined the team in 2009 and currently owns one of
the bloodhounds the team uses in search operations.
- Charles Kirmuss - Board of Directors at Large
Charles has been the chief technology engineer for several companies in
Denver. He has worked with the city and county of Denver on several
projects such as cameras on Colfax Ave and school buses. Currently he is
owner of Infinity Radios and Infinity Gear providing radios and GPS
microphones with contracts with the USA and off shore governments.
- Shannon Haskin - Chief Medical Officer
has been a firefighter and paramedic in Florida. She has been working
the streets as a ALS ambulance chief and Florida NW clinic advisor. She
currently works at Plate Valley Hospital in the ER.
- Jean Schell - Secretary
Jean started with RSAR working with our dog team.
On his time
off, he is one of our main volunteers and can always be counted on to be
there. Also Jean is HazMat certified.
- Terry Bell - Explorers Advisor
Even thou several RSAR members are Explorer Advisors, Terry is the one
that heads up this division of the team. The Explorers train along side
our regular members and can work with our K9 team and dog handlers.
- Dave Bell - Search Dogs Director
Our Vice resident and is also our K9 director. He helps in all aspects
of the K9 training (Terry Bell wife) also is heavily involved in the K9
- Dave Haskin - Radio Officer and Training Officer
He has been working with radios all of his life, CB, GMRS and Short Wave
back when he was in High School. His background with TV Broadcasting and
Law Enforcement is a perfect match for this job. He keeps us talking.
- Charles Kirmuss - Training Officer
His background as a Firefighter Engineer, coupled with his technology
background make him the best person for the job.
- Mike Moravec - Explorer Capt
He started out a few years ago as an Explorer, but quickly advanced to
Capt of the Explorers. Mike is also with Denver's Explorers Post and
want to be in Law Enforcement.
- Dean Berenbaum and Nick Albright - 4x4 Team Co-Leaders
Dean and Nick were part of the Adams County 4x4 Response Team and have
also been a members of RSAR for some time. When the County transferred
the 4x4 group to Rampart in May of 2011, it was fitting to have these
two be the lead of this division.
- Deidre Eatmon - Property Master
Deidre is our inventory specialist, she joined RSAR because all of her
other family members were member. Plus she was volunteered (some call it
railroaded) into being our Property Master.
"RSAR" is an acronym for "Rampart Search and Rescue"
- Adams County Search and Rescue, Inc.
is owned by Rampart Search and
Rescue, Inc. They are one in the same organization.
- We formed in 1997 to meet the growing need for a specialized
urban rescue team that can work in urban, suburban and wilderness
- As a non-governmental organization (NGO) our members volunteer their
skills and time, we have no paid employees.
- Our primary objectives is the relief of human suffering and distress
in any part of the county resulting from disaster of any kind and the
protection and preservation of human life. This is achieved by providing
suitably trained and experienced response teams when we receive a
request for assistance. We do not charge for our service.
- Several of our members have over 20 years experience in disaster
related work and are amongst the most experienced disaster response
personnel within the state.
- Our team trains in several areas of rescue and Public Safety.
- We provide safety training to the general public.
- We provide safety talks to civic groups, schools, etc. Please call
Terry Bell @ 303-929-1787 if you wish to have one of our speakers come to your civic event
or school assembly.