FRISCO, Colo. (CBS4) – Forty-five members of the Summit County Rapid Avalanche Deployment Team were honored by the sheriff on Tuesday.
The team is comprised of volunteers, avalanche experts, ski patrollers from all four ski resorts in Summit County, and the Flight For Life helicopter crew.READ MORE: Denver Weather: Friday Is The Coolest Day Since June, It Turns Even Cooler Next Week
A special patch was made to commemorate the ceremony and the members of the team. The cross represents the Ski Patrol while the paw signifies the dogs certified in avalanche recovery.READ MORE: FBI Denver Joins Case Of Missing Woman Gabby Petito Last Believed To Be In Grand Teton National Park
Dog duties include locating the victim and keeping everyone smiling.
The saying at the bottom of the patch translates from Latin to mean “to find what is buried.”MORE NEWS: Naming Board Approves Changing Squaw Mountain In Colorado’s Foothills To Mestaa’ėhehe Mountain
A report from CBS4’s Jeff Todd on how the team trains will air in tonight’s CBS4 News at 6.