To: FSAR, Northstar Ambulance, Area Fire Departments and Sugarloaf Ski Patrol
Franklin Search and Rescue is hosting:
Winter Search & Rescue Simulation
Sunday, March 6, 2011 8 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Kingfield Fire Station
This simulation will begin at the KFD staging location at 8 a.m. Rescuers will be given more information at that point and spend the rest of the day on snow. Anticipated activities will likely include winter deep snow alpine hiking, litter handling, patient packaging and some belay rope work. Participants should come with appropriate gear for a winter back country response which would include (among other things), snowshoes, spare base layer, gaiters, food, water, etc.
This simulation is considered by the FSAR board to be one of the most important training scenarios of the year. Members are requested to make every effort to attend. Simulations not only enhance skills but refine team interaction, highlight gear performance, and hone team communication skills; train like we respond, respond like we train.
Please RSVP to FSAR team president Steve Yates firstname.lastname@example.org