SAR Member General Discussion

Discussion in 'Search, Rescue and Technical Skills' started by Reno Lewis, Sep 16, 2016.

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    Awesome story. Great to see a happy ending like that on these types of cases since many of them don't end well.
     
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    Spent the day on a CAP ground team on a missing person search. No find today.
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    Semo, what's the story on this? Older person? Child? How long have they been missing, etc.?
     
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    Alzheimer's patient, mid seventies, Vietnam vet, walked away from home in pajamas.
    He has been evading. Today makes five days. Clear search markers, but deep wilderness.
     
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    Those are the worst kind. Hope y'all find him.
     
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    Over two weeks and no find on the above missing person.

    How long will a ground search normally go on? As long as people are showing up to search?
     
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    Two weeks is a very long time.

    Longest I've seen a search go for was 4 days solid. Utilizing all possible resources. GSAR, Swiftwater, Trackers, K9, Aircraft, convergent volunteers etc.
     
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    This was posted by BCSARA after some questions arose about our operating schedule for the holidays.

    We're always here, ready to go.

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    This is accurate.

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    Nine years USCG. Open Ocean, Coastal and Inter-coastal.

    When I got out and came home I looked for and found a local "SAR" group. 30min into the meeting and I had a headache from the asinine things said. So i guess you could say Ive hung up my hat.
     
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    Keep looking if you're still interested! I'm on my county's ema team. We share facilities/training with the county sheriff and are funded by the state. It makes for a very professional and dedicated group.
     
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    Definitely. Ill hopefully be helping the local FDs with their boats this summer. PDs are still acting stuck up. Haha.
     
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    Been a while since anyone posted! I'm taking the NASAR Tech 3 test tomorrow. Our Chief has been working hard to get everyone up to the national standards so that we can open up the mutual aid circle and be fully capable of working with out of state teams if we happen to need the help.
     
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    We have a NASAR 3 class going on this weekend. Must be SAR training weekend for everyone :)
     
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    Done and passed. We combined the exam with our monthly training, so it was a long day, but good to get it all done at once.
     
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    Hazmat awareness is our monthly training on schedule for April. Boy do I love those slide shows. o_O
     
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    If you have a choice between this and a root canal, take the root canal.
     
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    Might be worth scheduling some dental work on the same day to get out of it.
     
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