Presentation on theme: "Welcome to DCSAR SAR Henry Co. –What to expect. Equipment Equipment should be matched to the search Certain minimum standards should be followed in order."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome to DCSAR SAR Henry Co. –What to expect
Equipment Equipment should be matched to the search Certain minimum standards should be followed in order to allow searcher safety Proper equipment will let you focus on the job
Boots Sturdy and cover the ankle Safe Waterproof Comfortable Remember…you will be getting off and on your horse! Never wear tennis shoes!
Pants Cargo pants Lots of pockets and wear sturdy belt Rip-stop material Chaps In cold weather long underwear especially polypropylene Carhartt bibs Shorts are never allowed!
Shirt Consider long sleeves year round Orange DCSAR shirt Offers high visibility + indentification Coolmax or other similar materials in summer Never wear camoflage!
Rain Gear Sturdy enough for trail use High visibility color Gore-tex or other breathable material Rain hat Something foldable
But Can You Put It On?
Personal equipment Folding knife Flashlight & spare batteries Energy or granola bars Radio Meds Insect repellant Sunscreen 2 bottles of water Whistle Compass Sunglasses Gloves High visibility hat Something to carry all the above, such as a backpack or waist pack!
Saddle and/or Cantle Bag Cleansing wipes Foldable water bucket Tissues Riding gloves Multi-use tool First aid kit Space blanket Rain gear 50 nylon cord Pencil & paper Flagging material Sunscreen/chapstick Insect repellant Duct tape GPS Meds Hoof picks Fence pliers
Something to Consider…
Trailer Equipment Picket line & come- along Water/bucket Feed & hay bag Horse blanket Halter, bridle, saddle, and pad Grooming equipment Fly spray Equine first aid kit Change of clothes Fly mask Breast collar Zip-ties Duct tape Extra… Lead, halter, bridle, girth, leather ties
Acronyms…what they stand for FEMA Federal emergency management agency EMA Emergency Management Agency SAR Search and Rescue GSA Ground Search and Rescue MSAR Mounted Search and Rescue CERT Community Emergency Response Team MRC Medical Reserve Corp NIMS National Incident Management System Need NIMS 100, 200, & 700
Chain of Command EMA Director Joe Victor EMA Deputy Director George Wineland GSAR Director/Deputy Director Dick Bickel GSAR Chief Terry Ferchow Field Operations Captain Steve Gingerich Officers Specialty Teams
Specialty Teams Specialty Teams Equine Team Deby Brown Cindi Rothrock MCU Coordinator Family AssistanceBody RecoveryOverhead Team
Some SAR Terms….. IC Incident Commander POD Probability of Detection Untrained: 20-25% Trained: 65-85% for Critical separation crews Search Crew Usually 3-5 searchers Assigned a specific area in a given time using specific search techniques Search Manager Person who organizes and supervises a search for the IC Rescue vs. Recovery Subject found alive Subject deceased
Lost Subject Behavior Children 1-3 yrs. In, on, under Children 4-6 yrs. Vertical till dark, then in, on, under Children 7-12 yrs. Adventurous, evasive, maybe hurt or a runaway May go away from you Elderlyabove 65 yrs Usually dimentia and thinking of something past Often walk in a straight line Mentally retarded Go by their mental age Despondants Want to be left alone Suicidal and will walk until they decide to do it Hikers Hike about 2 mph Often injured Hunters, cone/berry/mushroom pickers Will be responsive
Critical Separation & The Rain Dance Critical separation Sum of 2 adjacent searchers individual search range + = critical separtation Rain Dance Search MUST be field calibrated
Next meeting and Questions March GSARWed. the 19 th, 7 p.m. County Shed MSARSat./Sun. the 29 th & 30 th Henry County Training at Cambridge, IL Questions…?