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Re: COSAR Cards PLEASE READ

Postby d_baker » Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:40 pm

globreal wrote:
TeamDino5280 wrote:Does it matter if you have the card on you or not at time of rescue? I would assume not?


I don't think it matters. However, what if your family or relatives can't find where you kept it? Why would you not keep it on you? It can't be to save weight is it?


I always kept mine on my dashboard, with emergency contacts listed on the back of it. And I tell my partners I have one and where it is located. If I'm riding with friends, I will keep it in their vehicle. I don't carry it with me on the mountain because if I have an accident, and my body is not found right away my contacts are still available to those that need to make the call.

I first got my CORSAR card 5 years ago when a member of the group I was with died on the Needle. She had an expired card, I believe. The whole ordeal inspired me to get one, and it just expired. I'll be renewing this weekend.

Good post, Britt.
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Re: CORSAR Cards PLEASE READ

Postby bigtrout » Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:04 pm

Thanks, Britt. This is one of the reasons why I get a fishing license every year.
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Re: CORSAR Cards PLEASE READ

Postby scalba123 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:11 pm

bonehead wrote:I buy a 5 year card every year.
$3 per year just seems too cheap to me.
Hell, your next beer at the bar
will cost more than that.
I consider it my small donation.

Edit:
After all these years
I have never actually received a physical card.
An on-line purchase puts my name in their system.
Hopefully that is my proof of purchase.


...I should be doing that.
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Re: CORSAR Cards PLEASE READ

Postby Roald » Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:20 pm

Just ordered. Signing up online took no more than 1-2 minutes. I regret not doing it before, so thanks Britt for the post and great information.
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Roald, in that one sentence you managed to demonstrate that A) you're an idiot and B) you're a hypocrite, and a perfect example of the cause of the modern-day problems in this country.
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Re: CORSAR Cards PLEASE READ

Postby bob863 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:01 pm

As the OP notes, CO does NOT currently have a "fee for rescue" system. However, purchasing a CORSAR card does help pay for the equipment, training, and actual rescue costs for SAR teams.

Please purchase a CORSAR card.
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Postby Jim Davies » Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:45 pm

climbingangler04 wrote:I have no problem paying the extra $3 for the card, was just curious if it was a "freebie"/add-on with the purchase of a license or if you actually pay for the card. I guess the best thing is to just buy the card then. Thanks for the info.

Each of the other license fees includes 25 cents per license for the Colorado Search & Rescue fund. In 2012, 45% of the $458K in the fund came from fishing licenses, 24% from hunting licenses, 15% from OHV, boat, and snowmobile registrations, and 14% from CORSAR card sales (down $10K from the year before, but more than made up for by the increase in hunting and fishing license fees).

About half the fund goes to grants not related to specific rescues (such as equipment and training), and a quarter to administrative expenses.

48% of the missions reimbursed last year were for "non-sportsmen", i.e. CORSAR card purchasers. Clearly we (as a group including all S&R users not covered by the license fees) aren't pulling our weight in this program. Go buy a card.

Stats from the 2012 annual report
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Re: CORSAR Cards PLEASE READ

Postby globreal » Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:54 pm

I just purchased cards for my wife and two children. And they don't even climb. Anyone want to follow suit? :-D
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Postby Built-to-Last » Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:07 pm

I got mine, my wife's and my one year old...Thanks for the reminder.
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Re: CORSAR Cards PLEASE READ

Postby tmathews » Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:08 pm

ThuChad wrote:
bonehead wrote:I buy a 5 year card every year.
$3 per year just seems too cheap to me.
Hell, your next beer at the bar
will cost more than that.
I consider it my small donation.

Edit:
After all these years
I have never actually received a physical card.
An on-line purchase puts my name in their system.
Hopefully that is my proof of purchase.


They send you an email link to print off the card after internet purchase. Just save the PDF and print it off as many times as needed.


Not only that, but if you purchase one online you'll get one of these emails when it's due to expire:

From: glory.ortega@state.co.us [mailto:glory.ortega@state.co.us]
Sent: Friday, March 01, 2013 6:30 AM
To: ****
Subject: Colorado Outdoor Recreation Search and Rescue Card Expiration

This is a reminder that your Colorado Outdoor Recreation Search and Rescue (CORSAR) card #110009013 will expire on 04/23/2013.

If you would like to purchase a new card, please go to our website at http://dola.colorado.gov/sar or call (303) 866-5298. Your purchase will help continue support of search and rescue volunteers in Colorado!

Colorado Department of Local Affairs
Division of Local Government
1313 Sherman Street, #521
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 866-5298
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Postby MountainHiker » Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:10 pm

I've been multiple covered for a few years now. I misplaced a 5 year card, so I bought another one. Then I found the card saw I was double covered for about about 3 years. Also, I've been donating to several of the county SARs each year. Meanwhile I have hunting / fishing licence. All of this is nothing compared to what the SAR volunteers do for us.
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Postby Tony1 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:56 pm

Just (finally) bought one myself. Thanks for posting this thread!
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Re: CORSAR Cards PLEASE READ

Postby bonehead » Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:21 am

Thanks
ThuChad and Terry
for your input.
Edit:
I just looked up my last email from them,
wrote down my account # on a card
and added it to my wallet.
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