September 11-13, 2018
Agency personnel and volunteer responders routinely arriving as first on-scene at a missing or lost person incident must quickly establish incident command as well as begin the documentation and numerical assessments which will provide essential guidance, regardless of incident length or complexity.
This course provides the essence of what the first-on-scene IC will have to initiate, manage and document on Type 5, 4, or 3 incidents. This training is non-technical, but provides a building-block foundation for both ongoing management of the operation and technical search planning that could be necessary in coming operational periods.
Most searches begin as Type 5, 4, or 3 incidents and usually can be resolved using the informal search planning tactics and management contained in this course. This course sets the foundation for the application of formal search planning should that become necessary and explains the principals involved in the analysis of Lost Person Behavior, Reflex Tasking, statistical analysis, and the use of numerical assessments.
Course will be presented by Skip and Brent Stoffel, Emergency Response International,
Prerequisites: None. Previous ICS training (ICS-200) highly recommended.
Location: Cowlitz County SAR, 1800 Western Lane, Kelso, WA 98626 (46.132041, -122.897571).
Cost: No cost for tuition or course materials. Students should bring note taking materials. Travel, lodging, and meals are the student’s/agency’s responsibility.
Registration: Contact Chris Long, State SAR Coordinator, (Chris.Long@mil.wa.gov) to register. Maximum class size is 20 students. Priority to Washington State law enforcement officers, members of the State SAR Planning Unit, and registered volunteers with SAR incident management responsibility.