What is backcountry rescue and what are the challenges backcountry SAR teams face? This episode discusses member retention and training, how teams are equipped and trained based on their location, how different types of gear factors into the equation and how some fire departments and SAR teams work and train together. The round table discussion is hosted by CMC School instructor John McKently with guests Fred Salazar, Craig McClure and Bruce Parker.
1:46 What would you say makes a rescue ‘backcountry’ as opposed to something else?
6:02 Volunteer retention in SAR?
13:40 Easy in, easy out.
17:50 MRA competency.
22:32 Maintaining competency and standards.
27:00 How do you test competency? How do you design tests so that people aren’t just training to pass the test.
30:55 Who supplies medical support for the wilderness teams?
44:16 Do you have two sets of gear?
Craig McClure: https://www.roninrescue.com/
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