Search and Rescue(SAR) involves locating and evacuating persons who are trapped, lost and/or injured. The Appalachian Search and Rescue Conference(ASRC) is a confederation of wilderness search and rescue organizations whoe provides rofessional volunteers trained in search management and field operations for missions in the mid-Atlantic region. Services include all-weather search and rescue for missing persons and downed aircraft, complete search and rescue management, as well as safety and survival education. Our conference is comprised of individual groups of professional volunteers who dedicate extensive amounts of time for rigorous training, search missions, group functions, preventative instruction, and public awareness. We have over 40 years of experience and our organization routinely trains other state, federal, and local government representatives in the art of search and rescue. With nine teams spanning six states and over 300 active members, we are one of the oldest and largest SAR resources in the country.
The training exercise will be a full-scale search exercise, providing:
◆ Shifts in Base for continuing education or new credentialing.
◆ Field search tasks for continuing education or new credentialing, including dog tasks. Depending on how things go, tasks may include elements of some or all of:
• Land Navigation/Orienteering;
• Track Identification;
• Semi-tech Evacs (low angle rope rescue);
• Non-Technical Evacs (carrying the litter);
• Survival (simulated bivouac with patient; and
• Wilderness First Aid/Medicine issues.
◆ We also will have an ASRC FTM practical test Saturday morning, after which those who’ve taken the test may join the full-scale search exercise. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to reserve a place.