Borrow a SPOT Beacon For Free
Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad (KVRS) offers free SPOT satellite messengers for loan. SPOT is a worldwide personal emergency beacon program that can be used to summon rescue personnel in an emergency situation.
Stop by and fill out a trip plan to receive a SPOT beacon to take on your trip FREE of charge. When you travel the back country go with the peace of mind that if you get in trouble KVRS will, within minutes be notified of your GPS coordinates and immediately send help.
While the beacons are available for free, your donations are appreciated to help keep this program available in the future.
SPOT beacons can be checked out at one of these locations in Ketchikan:
-Ketchikan Public Library (1110 Copper Ridge Ln)
-Ketchikan Visitors Bureau (131 Front St)
-Alaska State Troopers Ketchikan Post (7366 N Tongass Hwy)