In Iceland, All-Volunteer Force Makes Daring Glacier Rescues | Reduction

In Iceland, All-Volunteer Force Makes Daring Glacier Rescues

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There’s a reason it’s called “Iceland. ” It’s covered in glaciers and for much of the year, it’s covered in snow. With long nights, short days and few residents, it can be difficult to get around, and many people get lost. That’s where the Flugbjorgunarsveitin come in. Known in English as the ICE-SARS — the Iceland Association for Search and Rescue — they are an all-volunteer force of 18,000 people who serve a country with a population of just over 300,000. Iceland has no army, no national police.   Instead, these teams find the lost near the top of the world. “Somebody’s got to do it,” said rescue volunteer Kristin Ingi Austmar. “When you manage to rescue somebody it’s usually a good feeling. ” In a place where winter can be long and lonely, the rescue squads have become part of the national fabric and it’s easy to see why.

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Jeffrey Kofman

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.834125

Svanur Larusson

Overall Sentiment: 0.104214

Relevance: 0.594185

Kristin Ingi

Overall Sentiment: 0.0776749

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Sentiment Quote
0.0646373 “Somebody’s got to do it,” said rescue volunteer Kristin Ingi …
0.206931 “Somebody’s got to do it,” said rescue volunteer Kristin Ingi Austmar. “When you manage to rescue somebody it’s usually a good feeling.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 2
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.2715683
  • Mean: 0.13578415
  • Standard Deviation: 0

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  • The Mean is meant to be an indicator of an individual’s average comment sentiment.
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Additional Info:

Country: Iceland

Overall Sentiment: -0.0640968

Relevance: 0.836893

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Country: Sweden

Overall Sentiment: -0.0536614

Relevance: 0.457296

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City: Hella

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.511405

Company: ABC

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.67204

Organization: Iceland Association

Overall Sentiment: 0.112858

Relevance: 0.643488

Organization: Lions Club

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Relevance: 0.489688

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In Iceland, All-Volunteer Force Makes Daring Glacier Rescues

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There’s a reason it’s called “Iceland.” It’s covered in glaciers and for much of the year, it’s covered in snow. With long nights, short days and few residents, it can be difficult to get around, and many people get lost. That’s where the Flugbjorgunarsveitin come in….

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  • iceland glaciers

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