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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-129 Fort Worth Senior Squadron For Local.

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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-129 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 What’s Different? Typically teams move much slower Why? –Vision impaired Seeing Black and White Mostly –Simply not comfortable Is there a solution? –Not total, but workable 3

4 What do we do? Wear reflective vests Use Red Lens in Flashlight Avoid especially dangerous areas Only send experienced personnel to the field at night Wait until daytime if necessary - Use the Night for planning and crew rest 4

5 How do we do it? The point person moves on a reasonable distance in the general direction of travel The point person stops at a point where the compass person can direct them left or right by voice or signal until they are directly marking the proper bearing for travel The group moves to the point person and the procedure takes place again 5

6 While you can follow your compass- there is less chance of drifting by using steering points. 6

7 Why use a red lens? As light decreases, the sensing tasks are passed over from the cones to the rods of the eyes. The sensitivity of the rods involves a pigment called visual purple (rhodopsin) which is bleached in bright light and takes time to re-constitute Because the rods are less sensitive to red light, we use red lenses in our lights to keep our limited night vision 7

8 Why else should we use a red lens? It takes on average 40+ minutes to regain your night vision Younger people tend to adapt quicker than adults to the dark 8

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10 Vision While the red lens will protect night vision for navigation and other tasks- remember white light might be needed for search tasks, medical tasks, tracking, and in some terrain, even for travel Red lens flashlight, head lamp, glow stick, spot light- pick your equipment to meet your need 10

11 Be careful out there! Less visibility means less time to react to environmental and other hazards! 11

12 QUESTIONS? ALWAYS THINK SAFETY! 12


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