[MSAR] Re: tracking
obsar1864 at hotmail.com
Mon Feb 9 14:51:31 EST 2004
Lois, you wrote . "Had the mounted searchers goneout, there was potential
for destroying evidence." One thing our LTs and the LE's we work with tell
us is that the MSAR can do a grid search for evidence and NOT destroy
evidence or tracks... hoofprints being very different from foot prints.
>From: Una Smith <una at lanl.gov>
>Reply-To: Mounted search and rescue <msar-riders at lists.ibiblio.org>
>To: Mounted search and rescue <msar-riders at lists.ibiblio.org>
>Subject: [MSAR] Re: tracking
>Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2004 11:51:53 -0700
>Lois Guyon wrote:
> >We recognized the need for MSAR training when we had an abducted four
> >year old child. Untrained mounted units were about to go out when the
> >word was received that it was too late. Had the mounted searchers gone
> >out, there was potential for destroying evidence.
>I think you mean that if untrained searchers had gone out, they could
>have destroyed evidence. (Very likely.) And many untrained searchers
>were on horseback. Hence the need for MSAR training for at least some
>of those searchers so that in future searches they will be assets, not
>liabilities. Good idea. I take it they were "spontaneous volunteers"?
>About turning untrained spontaneous volunteers into trained resources,
>FEMA's Emergency Management Institute has an independent (ie, at home)
>training course that you can download free: "Developing & Managing
>Volunteers", IS244: see http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/priv/g244.htm
>If you want credit for the course, go in through their home page and
>register as a student then take the written test and mail it to them.
>There is no charge for any of it.
> Una Smith
> Santa Fe County Sheriff's Posse, in New Mexico
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