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Ambulance & Rescue Services On The Paiute
05/07/06 at 22:01:02
 
When riding the Paiute ATV Trail and you are out a long way from camp and you ask yourself the question if I was to get hurt out here what will I do. The following is some simple information to help rescue and ambulance personel find you faster.

Carry a GPS unit and a cell phone
Nuber to call for help is of course 911
Some information to give to the dispatcher when calling GPS loction, patients age, sex, weight (incase of chopper rescue), Trail Number, and any injury information, and if you can be reached by a truck or vehicle also what is the closest town. Rescue personel do have trailers behind ATVs to get to the places a truck cannot make it. Rescuers are great at what they do and remember you may be along way away from town so be patient and remeber help is coming. A chopper may be called and is not that far away also if needed.

If any one has any questions please reply and I will answer them or try.

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Reply #1 - 05/07/06 at 22:06:34
 
It has been my experince that cell phones do not work over most of the trail. It is a shame that there is not better coverage.
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Reply #2 - 05/07/06 at 22:12:45
 
I guess I should clarify it is true that due to the lay of the land that cell phones do not work everywhere that is the reason for the list of stuff for the dispatcher because often someone has to leave the injured to get cell coverage.  AS a side note it was discuseed a cell tower for Alltell may be installed near Junction, Utah.
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Reply #3 - 05/08/06 at 08:31:54
 
I think the cell coverage on the Paiute is remarkable compared with many remote areas.

The key is getting high enough that you have lineof sight of the sevier valley or Monroe mountain.

I recommend that if the cell does not work where you are try to get in the open bottom of a vally or out on the edge of the mountains.  

I have made calls from LOTS of places I never thought would work so move around and check your signals.

The ultimate solution is sat phone.  They are getting way cheap  these days and actually have decent plans.
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Reply #4 - 05/08/06 at 09:35:05
 
Hi all....
Redman is right.  Based on my limited knowledge, approximatley 65% of the Paiute system has some sort of cell phone coverage.  If your in a deeper canyon, or on the back side of a hill, you might have to move a little to get a signal.  If your in an emergency situation, and find yourself in a dark spot, hopefully you are not riding alone, so that someone can ride to where there is coverage.  

There will be two new cell phone towers added in clear creek canyon that will cover the I-70 cooridor sometime this summer.  That, along with the site in Junction will help even more.  

This is all good advice and helps to make us prepared in case of emergency.  

Better still.... ride carefully and return safely.

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Reply #5 - 05/08/06 at 10:04:00
 
oleranger wrote on 05/08/06 at 09:35:05:
Hi all....
Redman is right.  Based on my limited knowledge, approximatley 65% of the Paiute system has some sort of cell phone coverage.  If your in a deeper canyon, or on the back side of a hill, you might have to move a little to get a signal.  If your in an emergency situation, and find yourself in a dark spot, hopefully you are not riding alone, so that someone can ride to where there is coverage.  

There will be two new cell phone towers added in clear creek canyon that will cover the I-70 cooridor sometime this summer.  That, along with the site in Junction will help even more.  

This is all good advice and helps to make us prepared in case of emergency.  

Better still.... ride carefully and return safely.

Ye ole Ranger  Smiley




What is the best carrier down that way?  I'm up here in Northern Utah and have T-Mobile but am looking to pick up another phone and can easily pick it up with a different carrier that has better coverage.

I don't know what carriers have the best coverage down in that area.  You locals could tell me that better than the carriers themselves who are obviously biased in their views.

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Reply #6 - 05/08/06 at 10:40:55
 
I have good luck with Verizon on the Paiute Grin
The wife has Qwest and it is not so good  Sad
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Reply #7 - 05/08/06 at 10:57:09
 
Pog, thanks for the info, it is always good to be reminded about these sorts of things.

Safe riding everyone, and wear a HELMET!

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Reply #8 - 09/17/08 at 09:07:18
 
well our group is inbound your direction from the 20th sept till 28th september from nc , we have a satalight phone and couple spots messengers again all need clear  line sky service but better than nothing.
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Reply #9 - 09/17/08 at 19:09:20
 
I just purchased a SPOT, so same here, clear line of sight, but hopefully it will never have to be used! Shocked
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