Type of Work: Emergency Services

A DEC helicopter used for rescues in 2002

A DEC helicopter used for rescues in 2002

A Helicopter used by DEC ranger Howard Glass in a rescue. 2002. Lake Placid, NY. Photo courtesy of Howard Glass. Read the full North Country at Work story on the rescue here. 

Rescue on Algonquin Peak

Rescue on Algonquin Peak

Scene from the rescue of Blake Alois and Madison Popolizio on Algonquin Peak. December 2013. North Elba, NY. Photo courtesy of NY DEC.

Mountain rescue equipment used by a search and rescue team

Mountain rescue equipment used by a search and rescue team

A forest ranger’s search and rescue tools, which include a litter to carry an injured person, helicopter gear such as a helmet, a tote of warm-weather clothing, skis and a variety of boots. 2018. North Elba, NY. Photo by Andy Flynn.

Volunteering as an EMT in Saranac Lake

Mary Brown volunteered for Saranac Lake Rescue as an EMT for 21 years, starting in 1993. She also served on the board for six years. Now that she says she’s aged out of being an EMT, she still volunteers around the space doing odd jobs, from helping with fundraising to legislative work.