After Action Review SPOT Dispatch (IERCC) Lack of clarity, incomplete information Lack of familiarity with data output No better than a 911 hang up with some coordinates Individual Not prepared Failed to recognize altitude sickness symptoms Responsible Party Communication barrier SPOT login – data easily exported and accurate!
Take-home Points SPOT Dispatch Represented as a professional dispatch Did not perform well SPOT Concept Will it work in all of our terrain? Is 911 really a 911? False alarms, would-be self rescues? Unnecessary risk taking? SPOT & Education role (for user and friends/family)
Whats Next NPS and California protocols? When does it get treated like a 911 phone call? Help activation versus 911 activation 911 activation + no movement 911 activation + no movement + 911 call from friend/family with login information Communication with SPOT Get login information as soon as possible GEOS versus regular package? Jurisdiction?