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Authored by John W. Desmarais 18-Dec-1999 Updated by Brockman 09-Jul-2008 Modified by Lt Colonel Fred Blundell TX-129th Fort Worth Senior Squadron For.

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1 Authored by John W. Desmarais 18-Dec-1999 Updated by Brockman 09-Jul-2008 Modified by Lt Colonel Fred Blundell TX-129th Fort Worth Senior Squadron For Local Training Rev Jan

2 2 This Training Slide Show is a project undertaken by Lt Colonel Fred Blundell of the TX-129 Fort Worth Senior Squadron, Fort Worth, TX for local use to assist those CAP Members interested in advancing their skills. The information contained herein is for CAP Member’s personal use and is not intended to replace or be a substitute for any of the CAP National Training Programs. Users should review the presentation’s Revision Number at the end of each file name to ensure that they have the most current publication.

3 SAR Responsibilities in the United States Navigable Waterways - USCG Localized Land Search - Local Law Enforcement or Emergency Management Missing Aircraft or Distress Beacon Searches within one state - State designated representative (often CAP or sheriff’s aviation division) Missing Aircraft or Distress Beacon Searches across state boundaries - AFRCC assigns under federal jurisdiction 3

4 Information Gathering Be a good reporter and ask questions – –Who – –What – –When – –Where – –Why – –How – –20 Questions 4

5 Treat the situation as a serious mater What to do when you get “The Call” Get contact information from the caller Get as much additional info. as you can Make certain the person can get back to you Remember whose job it really is! –You may be called just because you are a known emergency responder in the community –Contact the agency with primary responsibility 5

6 Resources Primary - organizations whose primary job is SAR – –USCG – –CAP – –Military rescue units – –And other such units… 6

7 Resources (Continued) Secondary - organizations with the capability to support searches – –American Red Cross – –Salvation Army – –Law Enforcement – –And other such agencies 7

8 Conducting Alerts If CAP is the resource to be used for the search, you will need to be able to readily get in touch with your personnel quickly and with the information they need. This can be done via several methods: – –Phone(Typically most reliable) – –Pager – – 8

9 Sample Phone Tree 1st Lt. Smith nd Lt. Jones S/M Green Brown C/SSgt. Doe C/Amn Black C/Sgt. White C/Amn Cook C/B Davis

10 Minimum Alert Information Type of Mission Expected Duration of Mission Time and Location of Meeting Place Special Instructions Mission Number Call Back Number 10

11 Preparedness If you are not ready to go out on a mission or have limitations to your participation tell the person calling!!! – –Equipment – –Crew Rest – –Other Obligations – –Health problems/illness – –Medication/alcohol 11

12 QUESTIONS? ALWAYS THINK SAFETY! 12


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