The holidays are a time to give thanks to those in our lives. This holiday season, we’re highlighting the men and women who work during this time, from mountain rescue to emergency service personnel. Those working in the Search and Mountain Rescue are on call year-round, all day long. They work hard to keep up with their rope climbing, first aid, and even water rescue skills. When someone is in need, they’re called to the scene to come to the rescue, no matter what.
Not everyone can take the holidays off and spend quality time with their families and friends. Millions of Americans, USA Today reports nearly 25%, worked on the holidays this year. That means nearly 1 in 4 of your friends or family members are sacrificing their holiday so you can enjoy yours. Here at MTN, we want to celebrate and acknowledge their service by giving them thanks this holiday season.
Important work needs to be done around the clock, and that’s where these people come into play. Without their hard work year-round, many people would be affected around the world. This week, we’re taking a look at those in Search and Mountain Rescue.
From forest fires to lost hikers, search and rescue teams work hard year-round. With movements such as #OptOutside during the holidays, their services are becoming more and more in demand. The #OptOutside movement was started by REI, who closes their doors on Black Friday and encourages their customers and employees to take to nature rather than the stores. With over 10,000,000 people using the hashtag on Instagram alone, the need for search and rescue personal naturally rises.
Search and rescue personnel go through rigorous training to ensure that they are capable of performing under pressure and in dangerous situations. Often, their jobs require travel and long hours saving people and preventing disastrous situations from happening.
Take time to thank someone you know in the industry this holiday season for the hard work they do and treat them to a special gift to keep them safe and at their best when on the job!
If you want to say thank you to your holiday hero, shopmtn.com is the place to find the perfect gift for them!
The selection of hard hats at shopmtn.com will help protect your search and rescue hero in any situation and are great for recreational activities such as climbing! Headlamps are also the perfect gift to go with a hard hat or on their own.
PETZL REACTIK HEADLAMP
Our selection of harnesses, also great for recreational activities, are perfect for numerous situations and are available in different configurations for various uses.
No matter their occupation, a good pair of boots are a must. The selection of Wesco boots available on our site is sure to please everyone on your list—including those search and rescue workers we’re so thankful for this holiday season.
From the team at MTN Shop and all our friends and family, we want to wish all those in the search and mountain rescue industry a happy holiday season! Thank you for all your hard work and dedication throughout the year.