Monday, August 15, 2016

North Woods Law!

Unity College SAR team on "North Woods Law", participating in the search for Gerry Largey. Best clip is around 8.20 minutes.

Friday, March 25, 2016

MASAR 2016 Conference

2016 MASAR Conference
2016-05-14 & 2016-05-15
BASAR practical day will be offered on 2016-05-13
(advance registration required)
Camp Jordan, 101 Camp Jordan Way, Ellsworth, ME
Cost: $60 each, includes lodging & meals
Online Registration Deadline: 2016-04-30
Session Topics
Saturday morning
Powerline Safety – Emera Maine – A 2-hour session; how to work safely around powerlines. (2 CEH)
Lightning Safety – NOAA John Jensenius – A 1-hour session; how to stay safe when lightning threatens.
Map & Compass Navigation – RMG Roger David – A 3-hour review of land navigation using a map &
compass; GPS will be covered as time allows. Bring compass and GPS.
Wilderness First Aid Review – John Tierney / Life Flight Maine – A 3-hour session covering common
wilderness medical emergencies. This is a review only and does not result in WFA certification. The Life Flight
helicopter may also be on site.
Saturday afternoon
Autism Awareness – RMG James Bridge – A 2-hour session about the characteristics of persons on the
Autism spectrum. (2CEH)
Safety-Trained Hunters/Trappers – Waldo County SAR – In this 1-hour session you will learn the basic
safety and survival instructions given to Maine hunters and trappers in their safety courses.
Basic Knots & Gear – Wilderness Rescue Team – A 1-hour session covering the basic techniques and gear
used by a rope rescue unit, as well as how you can make yourself useful to the team, and a few knots that you
may yourself find helpful.
Wild Edibles – RMG Gary Roberts – In this 1-hour session you will learn how to find and identify a selection of
local wild edibles.
Working with Horses – Maine Mounted SAR – In this 1-hour hands-on session you will learn how to help the
Mounted team, including how to behave around horses, and how to safely catch, lead, and tie up a horse. K-9
handlers will have the opportunity to introduce their dogs to the horses if time allows.
Sunday morning
K-9 Demonstration – Maine Search and Rescue Dogs – A 1-hour demonstration of the various capabilities of
the SAR K-9.
Litter packaging and handling
Steve Hudson of MDISAR will demonstrate liter packaging and handling. Bring your equipment to practice with
and get pointers.
Mobile Command Post – York County EMA – The York County EMA mobile command post will be available
for self-touring all day, and there will be a 1-hour official info session as well.
Wide area sweep/Hasty search Jen Sinsabaugh WRT will demonstrate a faster method of covering a grid
that is useful when conditions warrant.
Bryan Courtois
(207) 284-3731
Saturday breakfast:
Dunkin Doughnuts, coffee, fruit, yogurt, muffins
Saturday lunch
Subway sandwiches, chips, drinks, etc.
Saturday evening meal
Baked stuffed chicken 15.00 75
Pasta broccoli bake
Mashed potatoes w/gravy
Chef's choice of vegetable
House salad w/dressings
Fresh dinner roll w/butter
Apple crisp w/topping
Chilled drinks
Fresh coffee
Sunday breakfast McDonalds breakfast sandwiches, coffee, fruit. Yogurt, muffins