Podcast #34-17 Allegheny Mountain Rescue Group- Matt Benson & Chris Ruch



Allegheny Mountain Rescue Group (AMRG) is an all-volunteer, non-profit search and rescue (SAR) team based in Pittsburgh that has offered support to government agencies responsible for lost- and injured-person incidents since 1985. AMRG will help locate, access, stabilize, and transport patients in wilderness and suburban settings. AMRG will also aid in searches for suspected crime victims and evidence searches. These services are provided at no charge. AMRG‘s primary response area is southwestern Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas in West Virginia, Ohio, and Maryland. AMRG is a member of the Pennsylvania Search and Rescue Council, the Appalachian Search and Rescue Conference, and is the only team in the state of Pennsylvania that is accredited by the Mountain Rescue Association.  For more information about Allegheny Mountain Rescue Group, go to http://amrg.info  To keep up with their activities, follow AMRG on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AMRGsar/  We interviewed Matt Benson, Executive Director, and Chris Ruch, Commander.

Show Notes:
Matt Benson, Executive Director, and Chris Ruch, Commander, Allegheny Mountain Rescue Group (AMRG), contact info:
Website: http://amrg.info/

E-mail for Chris Ruch, Commander: ruch@amrg.info

E-mail for Matt Benson, Executive Director: matt.benson@amrg.info

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AMRGsar/

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Frick Park, Pittsburgh, PA, largest of Pittsburgh’s Historic Regional Parks
https://www.pittsburghparks.org/frick-park

North Park, Allegheny County (Hampton, McCandless and Pine Townships)
www.alleghenycounty.us/parks/north-park/index.aspx

McConnells Mill State Park, Lawrence County, PA
www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/mcconnellsmill/

Ohiopyle State Park, PA
www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/ohiopyle/index.htm

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Attribution for Intro/Exit Podcast Music:
Marathon Man by Jason Shaw from the album Audionautix: Acoustic, licensed under an Attribution 3.0 United States License. Available at www.FreeMusicArchive.org


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