So, in light of yet another schmuck trying so hard to make anyone under the age of 18 involved in the fire service look bad, I bring you another installment of "real training" for "real explorers" (or juniors or whatever you want to call them this week).
This evening, we setup a "missing and injured hiker" scenario on the local land trust trail system. None of this GPS stuff today. We had them get in formation and coordinate a manual grid search of the forest. Our off-road rescue gator was following on the actual trail. The dummy was placed off the trail on a hill behind some rocks so it required hoofing it with the stokes once he was found over a wide range of terrain and water crossings. Board, load, and carry out to the gator for extraction. Explorers who are EMT's were responsible for patient care. I don't have any pictures of the search grid so these are only of the boarding/loading/extraction. These are a few of them. More pictures are in the album linked above.
Complete album: http://www.nmvfc.org/html/s_r_training.html
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01-23-2008, 11:46 PM #1
Wildland search & rescue training photos
Last edited by nmfire; 01-26-2008 at 04:52 PM.Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.
01-24-2008, 08:32 AM #2
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That looked cool, looked like it gave those guys some experience. Around here usually the only woodland rescue we might do is a injured snowmobiler or something like that.
01-24-2008, 10:00 AM #3
Wow! That was really cool. Looked fun.~But with God all things are possible. Matthew 19:26~
~The very worst fire plan is no plan. The next worse is two plans. ~
~Stay Safe! Everyone Goes Home!~
01-24-2008, 05:03 PM #4
A point, and a question.
First, when your pt is that stiff, you're too late...
Second, who made/supplied the bed insert for the gator?Never argue with an Idiot. They drag you down to their level, and then beat you with experience!
01-24-2008, 05:08 PM #5Never argue with an Idiot. They drag you down to their level, and then beat you with experience!
01-24-2008, 05:46 PM #6
Yep. Its the Modular Concepts "MedBed". It has worked out really great for us.Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.
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