Pierce County Search And Rescue “So that others may live” Our Purpose • Supply trained teams to assist law enforcement • Provide community service during disasters • Train people in wilderness survival, search and rescue techniques and leadership skills • Develop self-confidence and maturity in youth who complete and remain active in the program. Organization of ESAR •BSA affiliation •PCESAR is a member of WESAR Washington Explorer Search and Rescue. •ESAR members are required to apply for membership to Pierce County Department of Emergency Management. Active Members Activities Subject Searches Evidence Searches Community Events Fund Raisers Training Meetings If it Ain’t Raining ... It Ain’t Training Training Season Cold – Rainy - Wet Physically Challenging So What Are All These Courses? Course One Introduction to Search and Rescue: •Saturday & Sunday classroom training • • • • • Map reading & land navigation Shelter building & survival Search tactics Basic medical knowledge Equipment do’s and don’ts Don’t buy equipment until AFTER Course One! •What to bring • Lunch & Warm clothing (dress for outside weather) Course Two Search and Rescue Field Training • Friday through Sunday (48 hours) • Teams of 3 or more with a Team Leader • Learn & practice search techniques, wilderness navigation & survival • Practice chain of command and mock searching • Patient assessment Course Three Wilderness Navigation • • • • • Teams of two trainees NO Team Leader Applying wilderness and navigation skills Orienteering course Endurance Teamwork and problem solving Course Four Mock Search •Search techniques •Practice search patterns •Develop and execute search skills •Support roles, teamwork, & leadership •Tests training received Equipment & Clothing Backpacks Hiking Boots & Sleeping Bags Do NOT Buy Anything Yet... …At Course One We Will Go Over The Equipment List in Detail… Insurance • BSA liability insurance • DEM Membership - RCW 38.52 o Protection from loss of wages o Loss or damage to equipment o Medical expense o Cost of fuel (over 100 miles, over 24 hours or out of county) Attention High School students: RCW 28A.225.055 - Allows for 5 days of excused absences for Search and Rescue activities. • 2.0 or above grade point average • Parents approval • Principal approval (Note- Have homework done) ESAR Chain of Command • • • • Brush Monkey Team Leader Field Leader Operations Leader / Incident Command Support Activities Drivers Vehicle Maintenance Equipment Radio / Communications Fund Raisers Meetings ESAR Vehicles How To Join... •Go on line at www.pcesar.org and fill out contact information. • Do not fill out the member information, you are not a member yet •Complete the FEMA NIMS courses and provide the completion certificate at Course 1 •Show up for Course One. • (Parents – please come to fill out paperwork and stay for the equipment orientation.) Training Fee Breakdown Insurance $3.00 Training Fee $10.00 Training Materials (Book & Binder) $15.00 Misc Merchandise (ESAR Patch & Ruler) $9.00 BSA Registration $15.00 TOTAL FEES $52.00 Compass (with mirror accurate to 2 degrees) $38.00 Maximum Amount Potentially Due AT Course One $90 (Cash or Check ONLY!!) 2012-2013 Course Dates Course One Nov. 10 & 11 Dec. 1 & 2 Course Two Jan. 4- 6 Jan. 18 – 20 Course Three Feb. 1 - 3 Feb. 15 – 17 Mock Search March 16 & 17 ESAR Any Questions?