March 6, 2011

Winter SAR Simulation Vose Mountain 3-6-2011

10 members participated in the winter SAR simulation on Vose Mountain in Kingfield today.

The simulated rescue call came in around 8 a.m. Sunday morning.(I'll add more to this write-up later)

After the patient was packaged, Pete demonstrated how to build a signal fire using green softwood boughs. He said if one colored signal flare was added to the smoking signal fire, it would color the smoke red and will carry much further than if used alone.

To end the day, members took the newly purchased litter wheel for a spin on Steve's driveway. The wheel was purchased with a grant from the Sugarloaf Charitable Trust. It will make a big difference in evacuation speed and to reduce body fatigue for rescue personnel on summer carry-out calls.