Mock Search & Rescue Event
Saturday October 8, 4:30 p.m.- approximately midnight
Each year, FSAR is invited to participate in a large scenario training sponsored by Wilderness Medical Associates (WMA) and Northstar Ambulance. The primary purpose of the event is to provide a realistic wilderness ‘mass casualty’ situation for the annual NorthStar WEMT class. The evening event usually involves multiple human participants with mock injuries. This is also a wonderful opportunity for many agencies to cross-train with each other. This year’s drill will likely include: EMS and SAR, the Maine Warden Service, local fire departments and untrained volunteers may be involved.
For FSAR team members, the event will begin at the Kingfield FD where we will load gear and carpool to Lexington. Following a dinner at the staging area the scenario will begin and is generally over, including a debriefing, before midnight.
This is an outstanding opportunity to participate in a realistic training, with supportive instructors and many of the same team members we work with on a ‘real’ rescue.
Please RSVP to Steve Mitman so a dinner count can be provided.
Rescue members watch as WEMT class members work a patient back at the staging area. The 2008 scenario involved a mass causality flash flood water incident.
The 2009 incident involved lost and injured people with a plane crash thrown in for variety!