Wolfe County Search and Rescue wins rescue tool
WOLFE COUNTY, Ky (WTVQ) – The Wolfe County Search and Rescue team responds to numerous calls that make their job dangerous. Now the team is ready to receive a new tool that will help them continue their vital mission.
The association was the recipient of a Land Rover Defender as part of a competition with the car manufacturer.
Some of the members flew back to Kentucky on Sunday afternoon from the Biltmore estate in Ashville, North Carolina. While there, they visited a Land Rover test track, where they drove their vehicle for the first time.
For the competition, members had to submit a 3-minute video explaining how the vehicle would help them continue their mission. The winners were then chosen by public vote.
The search and rescue team was one of seven nonprofit organizations in various categories to receive the award.
“It’s been a lot of hard work, a lot of sweat to make this happen,” said public information officer Drew Stevens. “And that’s just an uplifting thing. It boosted the morale of our team. And it’s ultimately beyond being a lifesaving tool that we can use, it’s been invaluable and has kind of improved the spirit of our team and also really helped elevate our team in the public eye.
Stevens says the Land Rover will be delivered to them at the Land Rover dealership in Louisville in mid-February.