Derek Dowsett is the Producer of the County Seat. Now entering his 11th season of the program, he has received what he considers a "Crash Course" in County Government.

The County Sheriff is charged with maintaining public safety. This includes when people get lost or hurt. The counties in Utah have a huge asset within their communities in the volunteer search and rescue teams.

Our program takes a look into the time and training required to keep search and rescue volunteers ready for the call. Later in the show we take a look at how often these teams are actually called upon. The number will probably surprise you.