June 16, 2013

Rigging For Rescue Workshop October 17-20, MDI




From Mit:

You have heard me talk about the Rigging for Rescue rope rescue class I attended 2 years ago. It was an amazing experience that I would LOVE to have other rope rescue members participate in this fall. The October 17-20 class on MDI, takes a real time and financial commitment  but is totally worth it! The instructors and very knowledgeable, amazing teachers and you will be surrounded by many other Maine SAR rope rescue people providing a wonderful cross-training opportunity. Unfortunately this is not a class for beginners but if you have some rope rescue or climbing experience, you are eligible. You should be familiar and comfortable on a rope (belay, rappelling, and simple mechanical advantage systems).

The cost of the class was $600 but MASAR has kicked in some $ to bring the cost down to $475. FSAR will likely kick in some $ to further offset the cost of tuition for those who request it, although the board has not yet met to finalize the amount, possibly another $150.

The class has begun to fill and if you are interested,  I recommend putting a deposit down soon to hold your spot. 

Please contact me soon if you have further questions.


June 10, 2013

FSAR Monthly Meeting Wednesday, June 12, 2013

FSAR Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Kingfield Fire Department, 6:30 p.m.


  • Review Recent Search and Rescue Calls
  • Baxter SP Coverage plans for the summer
  • Summer Training
  • Rigging for Rescue class in October
  • Gear to share: bring some examples and ideas to share for some or all of these: Footwear, gaiters, effective convenient tick/insect repellent.

As always, all interested people are welcome to attend.

June 7, 2013

Cushing Search for 31 YO Male Friday June 7, 2013

Full MASAR callout for certified personnel only. 31 year old male, missing since 5/21. 
Ground Searchers report 8:30 a.m.
Route 1 near Warren, take route 97 south for about 1.1 miles. Turn onto small gravel road, across from the Spear Mill Rd. When you get to the fork in the road keep to the right. Coordinates are: N 44 4.079, W 69 13.453. Gazateer page 8 A2

This is part of the “Bolduc Correctional Facility” which is part of the maine state prison. 

Bring bug and tick repellent.