When disaster strikes, selfless volunteers throughout the community turn out to assist emergency response crews in many situations. That could be hard to do, however, if the Uintah County Search and Rescue crew continue to use their current pagers. A number 11 slide roping event on November 5th is set to raise funds for new pagers because the old pagers are outdated and past the point of no return. “These pagers are critical for search and rescue,” shares Deputy Ryan Watkins. “We need to get to the scene as fast as possible and pagers are the fastest way.” All members of the search and rescue team are volunteers with full-time jobs that take on the expense to be on the search and rescue crew. The new pagers will cost nearly $13,000 and those involved are hoping the November 5th roping event can go a long ways in meeting that need. They are also hoping to find a sponsor to provide hamburgers and hotdogs to sell at the concessions stand during the event and any items that can be donated to the raffle. If interested in helping or you have questions, call 435-621-1571.