Search and Rescue - download PDF
Based on actual Search and Rescue techniques, teams act as search and rescue units whose task is to locate, access, stabilize, and transport a simulated “victim” in rugged terrain, or in the conference center “jungle.” Your mission comprises:
1. Missing Person Interview
The mission begins with each team interviewing a “survivor” from the missing person’s party. During the interview, the teams collect information upon which to base decisions about where to search, what to bring, etc. Insufficient data from inadequate or poorly planned interviews may lead to a “wild goose chase.”
2. Evidence Search
In this second phase of information gathering, teams will be given a compass bearing (azimuth) and the general dimensions of the search area. The teams gain points for each clue found, plus they will gain valuable knowledge for future success.
3. Land Navigation
Using knowledge gained from a brief map and compass lesson, teams will navigate to the victim’s “point last seen,” and follow clues from there to locate their missing person.
4. Victim Transport
Teams will improvise a “rescue litter” using materials provided, and transport the “victim,” a container of water, through an obstacle course back to rescue headquarters.
5. Media Interview
A “reporter” from the media will interview each team. Responses are videotaped and made available for viewing by the entire group at a subsequent session.
Time: Duration: 6-8 hours (less by eliminating some mission components)
Time Tested Recipe for Success
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