[MSAR] SAR Training/Standards
obsar1864 at hotmail.com
Fri Feb 13 13:59:29 EST 2004
REally good point Fred! Our team is diversified, mounted, ground, canine...
and what is stressed everytime we get a new member is that first, and
foremost we are ground pounders... we have ground training, and the apply
that to the specialty. I've had friends show interest in SAR, but lose it
quick when I tell them that. :-)
Osage Beach Fire Protection District SAR Division
>From: "fred graupmann" <fredgraupmann1636 at msn.com>
>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] SAR Training/Standards
>Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 11:44:41 -0600
>I've seen quite a few questions on new units starting and being interested
>The biggest problem we've run into is units unprepared. We've had to have
>units park their horses & start on the ground. I think someone mentioned
>SAR training for groung pounders excellent start.
> Back to the horses. Before any one comes in can your group do close
>order drill, stand stirup to stirup for 15 min or more, walk over a rope
>whipping in the grass, walk through poles lined with float or party fringe
>blowing. walk past a umbrella being flared, in and out,sirens and shots
>being fired (balloons breaking), stand by a cut out culvert with rocks
>being dumped down, have a chance at the 6 ft. ball to push, helicopter
>hovering overhead, back straight back and other things that might pertain
>more to each geographic area. This is Minn.
> Control, control, control.
> Training inst. don't have to worry about moving horse 4 over by
> 7 to prevent kicking or whatever.
> Not worring about a horse when needing to concentrating on
> Cross training for other sheriff's duties such as security,
>parades & many
> other things.
> Very good tool for your county's Risk Mgt. office. Also document
>somehow everything you do in training. Trail riding can be close order
>drill (riding stirup to strirup with different horses), backing or
>sidepassing is horse control and so on & so on.
> Given the above trained unit, with good team leaders, I would
>definitely have work at most SAR incidents and actual training would move
> Yes a lot of work but don't forget to enjoy - learning is eaiser then.
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