News and Updates

We Need More DEC Forest Rangers In The Field

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Article From the Times Union Newspaper

by: Fred Lebrun, Published 8:15 pm, Saturday, December 24, 2016

There can no more joyful Christmas than in the Niskayuna homes of the two young hikers rescued in good condition after two frigid days and nights from the windblown snowy brow of Algonquin Peak in the Adirondacks.

The pair, Madison "Maddie" Popolizio, 19, and Blake Alois, 20, were astoundingly lucky. The situation they put themselves in had tragedy written all over it.

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TWC News Interview With PBA Secretary and Forest Rangers Superior Officers Director Drew Cavanagh

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Time Warner Cable has posted the web link for the December 16, 2016 interview of PBA Secretary and Forest Rangers Superior Officers Director Drew Cavanagh regarding the dramatic rescue Forest Rangers, State Police members and volunteers made in the Adirondack Mountains last week.

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Helicopter Rescue of the Lost Hikers on Algonquin Near The Summit

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Dramatic video of the hoist. If you are not familiar with helicopter rescues, this is extreme. Forest Ranger Ian Kerr operating the rescue hoist and bringing the hikers into the ship.

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