Oh yeah Bruce....just a stupid note by me...Ropes that Rescue is a
course presented by Reed Thorne of Sedona Arizona and the course that
we took in November was Rigging for Rescue. Mike Gibbs, Kirk Mauthner
and Reed Thorne all like any publicity that is thrown their way
though I'm sure :-)
Jeff seemes excited for the upcoming ACA Rendezvous that will be in
Escalante for the first half!
You ought to check out this www.wcasie.com software that Dave
Lovelock wrote and is presenting to us this week. It's pretty cool
stuff! Computer Aided Search Information Exchange. Pretty much a
program that works based on statistical history and probabilities.
Lots of cool results. It's free and there is a practice scenario that
is pretty fun.
--- In Zion_National_ Park_Hiking@ yahoogroups. com
, bruce silliman
<weabruce@.. .> wrote:
> Hey Bo,
> Jeff the backcountry ranger from Glen Canyon stationed in Escalante
was on that search team and if you remember he was in the Ropes for
Rescue last November.
> bruce from bryce
> To: Zion_National_ Park_Hiking@ ...: bbeck@...: Wed, 5 Mar 2008
05:24:22 +0000Subject: [Zion_National_ Park_Hiking] Search Management
> Day two of Search Management presented by Bill Vandergraff and Ken
Philips has really opened my eyes to another aspect of SAR that I had
not been directly involved with before. The process is much, much
more involved, yet much more organized than I had ever realized.
There are about 30 atendees involved in class from many areas to
include Kane County, Washington County, Las Vevas Fire SAR, Denali
NP, Escalante NM, Iron County, Glen Canyon and many other parks and
Sheriffs Depts.I have always just gone to a SAR and said, "OK...what
do you want me to do?" I'm now getting a feel for all of the pre-
planning that is involved.Tonight I stayed for an optional
presentation of the documentary of the recent collaborative search
for a missing Peace Corp Volunteer, Poirier, whose case was reopened
after almost 7 years have elapsed. The search took place this last
summer in Bolivia and was a joint effort of the NPS, Bolivian SAR,
FBI, Peace Corp and private dog teams and others. It was absolutely
incredible the logistics that were involved and the effort that was
made to locate the only Peace Corp Volunteer that to this date still
has never been found in its half century history.Tomorrow I will
present along with my team, our plans and map for the search for a
couple from Canada that are overdue in Zion Park. I'm very anxious to
see how well we have done!? I guess by the end of the course on
friday, I will have a much better idea as to the intricasies of this
management aspect of SAR.
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