The FSAR monthly training was on lost person behavior. We used Rober Koester's book, as a reference tool to help determine where to put search resources. After a short power point presentation, four fictitious search scenarios were presented to each group.
Using the strengths and personal experience base of all team members, a search plan was created.
Ed is a 32 y.o. Hunter, visiting from CT, hunting with his cousin Bert in unfamiliar terrain. Bert set him up in a tree stand at 6 a.m. then climbed into his stand ¼ mile away in a different tree stand. When Bert returned at noon, Ed was missing. His gun, pack and all personal items were still in the tree stand.
Newer members were mixed in with more experienced members, everyone brings something to the conversation.
To conclude, we reviewed each scenario together and discussed a logical plan of action.