Thursday, April 3, 2008

MASAR spring training details

10 March 2008

Spring 2008 MASAR Symposium

Saturday and Sunday, 3-4 May 2008

Hosted by Acadia National Park and
Mount Desert Island Search and Rescue


Schoodic Education and Research Center (SERC)
Acadia National Park, Schoodic Peninsula, Winter Harbor, Maine

See accompanying map and driving directions. Further information about the
SERC facility may be found at:

General Schedule:

Indoor and outdoor classes all day Saturday, 3 May
Guest speaker Saturday night, 3 May
Indoor and outdoor classes Sunday morning, 4 May

Confirmed Courses Instructor
Effective Grid Searches Ed Pontbriand -Acadia National Park ranger
Man Tracking Ed Pontbriand - Acadia National Park ranger
Dealing with the Press Susan Farley -Channel 5 News Reporter
NIMS ICS-700 Chris Wiebusch -Acadia National Park ranger
Working With Search Dogs Maine Search and Rescue Dogs
Working With Mounted SAR Mid Maine Equestrian SAR
Practical Map and Compass Mick Womersley, Unity College
ICS -Communications and Plans David Whalley, Mountain Rescue Committee of
Possible Course Topics Instructor
More Effective Search Techniques Not yet determined
Litter Raise And Lower Demo Not yet determined
Low Angle Litter Belay Not yet determined
Basic Individual Water Safety Not yet determined
Patient Packaging for Searchers Not yet determined
Communications Not yet determined
Two EMS Courses Not yet determined
Helicopters in SAR (1-2 Courses) Not yet determined


There are three on-site housing options:
Free camping is available in the campground and on the ball field. There are
restrooms located near both locations.
Beds in the bunk house are available for $15.00 per person per night. No bed
linens are provided, so you'll have to bring your own.
Private cabins and suites are available for $35.00 per person per night. Linen
service is included.

Horses can be kept at the ball field for the weekend.

Saturday lunch and dinner and Sunday breakfast and lunch will be available for
those who want them, but must be purchased in advance. The meal costs are:

Saturday lunch and dinner, and Sunday breakfast -$30.00 per person
Sunday lunch -$8.00 per person

Coffee, tea, and snacks will be available for all during the day. The cost for these is
included in the registration fee.

Program Cost
A $15.00 fee will be charged each attendee to help cover the facility use costs.

Guest Speaker
David Whalley of the Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland will speak after
dinner on Saturday evening. He will present a slide show titled “Reflections On
Scottish Mountain Rescue And Mountaineering In The Last 40 Years”

Further information, including a detailed schedule and registration form, will be sent to
all units at the end of March.

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