The Llama Mountain Team, anchored by the Austin Fire Department's Special Operations Team, took top honors at the recent Garner Wilderness Rescue Competition, hosted by Texas Rescue Competition. The Llama Mountain Rescue won both the Vertical and Advanced Competition, and captured the High Point Trophy for the fourth year in a row.
AFD Special Operations Members who participated were:
FS Matt "Mama Llama" McElearney
FS DJ Walker
Capt. Tommy Gillis
Capt. Lonnie Owen
FF Carrie Stewart
FS Jeff Deane
FF Chris Bowen
FS Heath Haddock
FF Les Ward
Check out the great photo below! Special thanks to Battalion Chief Palmer Buck for the info and picture.