The Snow Doctor
and challenging weather influence every winter rescue, and Jake is the hands-on
snowpack specialist assessing danger. He runs a snow science and backcountry
survival training business when not serving as Deputy Director of TCSAR. This
year, his wife and business partner Marilynn Davis is a new probationary member
of the team. Jake’s energy and attitude spur the entire crew, and he leads the
first-in “hasty teams” to emergency scenes deep in the mountains.
The First Mate
Jess holds the entire team
together. She fixes broken gear and comforts the families of victims. She
rallies the troops and helps explain what’s at stake. We see her mobilize the
response, then hold down the fort at incident command. This year, her personal
life at home stands in stark contrast to her buttoned-down routine at the TCSAR
hangar. For Jess, home life feels scattered while TCSAR remains a well-oiled
machine. This year, Jess wants to sharpen her crisis leadership skills and get
more involved with the hands-on work of rescues.
As the volunteer training
director and resident snow science expert, it’s on Jake to keep everyone safe
during winter missions. He runs an outdoor leadership school with his wife Marilynn
Davis. This year, Marilynn is a new probationary member on the team. How will
she perform and what will it mean for her marriage to Jake? Will they become
the happy first couple of rescue?
Snowmobile Expert, Mentor
to Rookies and “Biggest Hillbilly on the Team”
Another construction guy with a
thing for horses and bow hunting, Flip looks forward to mentoring the rookies
and leading the snowmobile team.
Backcountry Sawbones and
busy father of two
When he’s not
working in the local emergency room, AJ likes to fly fish and bison hunt. Now
as TCSAR’s volunteer medical director, he’s responsible for mentoring the
rookie paramedics on the team. Will they deliver the kind of care AJ
expects? And can one of the best backcountry docs in Wyoming continue to
juggle it all?
The Cattle Ranching
We see Cody carry a side of
beef into a restaurant kitchen, then sit down to offer financial advice to
well-heeled clients. Cody embodies the old and new Jackson, the down-home and
high-class sides of a town he serves as a volunteer on TCSAR’s heli team.
The Fun Hog
Wiedie nearly died skiing.
Twice. He lives on around $25,000 a year in a community where that kind of
money is a routine mortgage payment. And he’s TCSAR’s whitewater expert. This
year, Wiedie wants to spend less time playing and more time out front, leading
Small Town Attorney
Chris rescues his neighbors as
a TCSAR volunteer and as an officer of the court. If you’re lost in the
backcountry, Chris will save your life. If you’re arrested, he can save your
Eager Rookie and local boy done
Anthony grew up idolizing
TCSAR. But just 10 years ago he weighed nearly 300 pounds and suffered from
diabetes. Now he’s lost more than 100 pounds and stands out as one of the
fittest, most promising young guns on the team. But does he have what it takes
to join Flip’s snowmobile crew and serve as medical lead on rescues?
Jamie is both a volunteer and
full-time explosives expert for the Wyoming Department of Transportation. This
year he’s embracing a new generation of bomb tech to keep his team and
community safe from avalanches.