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2014 NW SARCon Personal Protective Equipment and Recommended Gear

Minimum recommended equipment lists for attendees wishing to participate in Northwest SARCon field training exercises.

Stay alert to the weather forecast for the Mt. Hood region in the days leading up to the conference, and think ahead to ensure your comfort and safety.

For All Equine Classes (Friday-Sunday, Sept. 26-28)

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for the Mounted SAR is designed to insure the team member’s safety and effectiveness as a component of Search and Rescue. Each member must be wearing their PPE to be field deployable for both trainings and missions.

For K9 Scent Discriminating Trailing and K9 Cadaver Dog Training Courses (Friday-Sunday, Sept. 26-28)

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Field Exercises (1E and 2E)
These courses are typically in the field all-day. Participants will need to bring their own snacks, lunch, and adequate hydration into the field, as well as for their K9 partners.

FOR ALL OTHER CLASSES:

Friday, September 26, 2014

Snow Related Injuries: Prevention, Identification, and Mitigation for SAR
Brian McCormick
11:00 – 12:30 p.m. Classroom (1B)

Bring a beacon, if you have one. Come prepared to spend part of the session outside.

Wilderness Survival for SAR
John Carlson
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Classroom (1Ba)
1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Field Exercise (FE-1Ba)

Dress for the weather, wear field boots, and bring pack with SAR equipment.

ATV Certification Course
Joe Thornton
11:00 am – 5 p.m. Field Exercise (FE-1F)

Participants will need the following:

Bring snacks and adequate hydration into the field.

PAARC: Practical Application of Anchors, Rigging & Change Overs
Patrick Bentley and Eric Gunnerson
1:30 – 5:00 p.m. Field Exercise (FE-2B)

Required: helmet, harness, gloves, and 3 carabiners.

4WD Vehicle Operations Off-Road: What 4-Wheel Drive Really Is!
Bill Burke
1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Classroom (2F)
3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Field Exercise (FE-2F)

Dress for the weather, wear boots, and bring work gloves.

Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants
Becky Lerner
3:15 – 5:15 p.m. Field Exercise (FE-3B)

Dress for the weather. Wear comfortable footwear appropriate for trails.

Physical and Psychological Preparation for Search and Rescue
Matthew Marino
3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Classroom (3B)

Wear clothing appropriate for exercise.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Swiftwater Awareness
Nate Thompson and Adam Tingey
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Field Exercise (FE-4G)

This course will involve swimming and the navigation of difficult terrain. Specialized equipment such as dry suits, thermals, gloves, PFD, helmet, and dive boots are required. Students are encouraged to bring their own equipment. Please indicate sizes needed at registration if you will need loaner equipment. This course is an all day field exercise. Bring snacks, lunch, and adequate hydration into the field.

Introduction to Professional Tracking for SAR and Law Enforcement
Joel Hardin and Sharon Ward
8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Classroom (4B/5B)
1:30-5:00 p.m. Field Exercise (FE – 4B/5B)

Bring paper, pencil, pen, small tape measure, tracking stick, flashlight, and suitable field clothing, including footgear. Be prepared for inclement weather. Optional: knee pads.

Hands-on with Garmin GPS Devices
Bill Loud
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Garmin Handheld and Wearable GPS Devices Classroom (4Ca)
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Field Exercise (FE-5C)

Dress for the weather. Bring a Garmin GPS if you have one.

Rigging Beyond Basics
Patrick Bentley and Eric Gunnerson
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Field Exercise (FE-4Ba)

Required: helmet, harness, gloves, and 3 carabiners.

GPS Land Navigation
Blake Miller
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Classroom (5Ba)
1:30 – 5:00 p.m. Field Exercise (FE-5Ba)

Bring GPS receiver and compass. Dress for the weather and wear field boots.

ATVs in SAR: What to Expect From Them and How to Use Them
Jeff Salzer and Aaron Markham
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Classroom (5Fa)
1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Field Exercise (FE-5Fa)

In classroom portion, no personal ATVs are required.
For the field exercise, bring ATV, PPE, GPS, and FRS radio.

Wilderness Survival for SAR
John Carlson
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Classroom (6B)
3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Field Exercise (FE-6B)

Dress for the weather, wear field appropriate foot wear, and bring pack with SAR equipment.

Lightweight Rigging Solutions – Doing More with Less Using Tested Improvisation and Problem Solving Techniques
Craig McClure and Eduardo Cartaya
1:30 – 5:00 p.m. Field Exercise (FE – 6Ba)

Bring personal rigging gear: harness, gloves, helmet, ATC (or similar), 4 locking carabiners, and a few slings.

Wilderness Static Case Scenarios
Joe Rabinowitz
1:30 – 5:00 p.m. (6D/7D Field Exercise)

Dress appropriately for the weather. Bring small SAR pack with snacks and adequate hydration.

4WD Off-Road Vehicle Recovery in Action
Bill Burke
1:30 – 5:00 p.m. Field Exercise (FE-6Fa)

Dress for the weather, wear boots, and bring work gloves.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Shallow Water Crossing
Nate Thompson and Adam Tingey
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Field Exercise (FE-8G)

This course will involve swimming and the navigation of difficult terrain. Specialized equipment such as dry suits, thermals, gloves, PFD, helmet, and dive boots are required. Students are encouraged to bring their own equipment. Please indicate sizes needed at registration if loaner equipment is needed. This course is an all-day field exercise.
Bring snacks, lunch, and adequate hydration into the field.

Experienced Tracker Training
Joel Hardin and Sharon Ward
8:00-12:30 a.m. Classroom (8B/9B)
1:30-5:00 p.m. Field Exercise (FE – 8B/9B)

Bring paper, pencil, pen, small tape measure, tracking stick, flashlight, and suitable field clothing, including footgear. Be prepared for inclement weather. Optional: knee pads.

Exploring Rigging Physics
Marcel Rodriguez
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Field Exercise (FE-8Ba)

Bring helmet, eye protection, gloves, and an approved climbing harness.

Wilderness Rescue Drill
Joe Rabinowitz
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (8D/9D Field Exercise)

Dress appropriately for the weather. Bring small SAR pack with snacks and adequate hydration.

Mock Search and Rescue
Laurie Adams, Kate Beardsley, Bill Burke, and Robert Aberle
1:30 – 5:00 p.m. Field Exercise (FE-10F)

Dress for the weather. Wear boots. Bring work gloves, SAR pack, snacks, and adequate hydration.

Precision Compass Operation for SAR
Corey Stone
1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Classroom (10B)
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Field Exercise (FE-10B)

Bring paper, pencil, and a suitable compass, or a loaner compass will be provided for class.

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Northwest SARCon

Sheriff Craig Roberts

Sheriff Craig Roberts

2014 Northwest SARCon
Sept. 26-28, 2014

Camp Kuratli at Trestle Glen
24751 SE Hwy 224
Boring, OR 97009

Julie Collinson, Conference Coordinator
Phone: 503-557-5827
Fax: 503-794-8068
jcollinson@clackamas.us

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