Thursday, October 13, 2011

Garner Wildnerness Rescue Competition

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.