Officials from FireWhat Inc. (www.firewhat.com) in Dunsmuir CA will be hosting the 6th annual Wildland Search and Rescue (WISAR) workshop June 19th – 22nd 2014. You are invited to come and join experienced SAR instructors and volunteers, GIS specialists, National Ski Patrol, USFS, and other NPS Rangers interested in learning the exciting possibilities surrounding the use of geospatial technology.
This 4 day workshop will focus primarily on GIS tools and strategies for use in the field, as well as case studies and presentations on pertinent geospatial technologies. Experts from both ESRI and FireWhat will be on hand and provide laptops and software for each of the sessions.
p>We had a great turn out at the last SAR Council Meeting in January. We would like to thank you for taking the time to attend. With this turn out, it was a perfect time to present our SAR Council’s SAR Member and SAR Commander of the Year Awards for 2013. Paul Butler, our Member of the Year, was recognized for his outstanding contributions and dedication for 2013. He was the unit commander of San G SAR, a member of the ICS Team, who responded to numerous callouts and is an instructor at the BSAR Academy. Paul is also a reserve deputy with the department and has been a member of the department and SAR for over 35 years.
Our SAR Commander of the Year was none other than Larry Ford of the Colorado River Station; more commonly known as Needles SAR, for his efforts in 2013. He had 100 percent attendance to all of the department functions during the year, never missed a SAR Council Meeting or any other event put on or hosted by the Council and Volunteer Forces. He headed up numerous callouts in his area and was responsible for the upgrading of his unit’s equipment and completion of their command post. We would all like to thank these two individuals for their time and outstanding efforts. Thank you and congratulations Paul and Larry!
The Inland Empire Search and Rescue Council will be hosting two Helitac trainings in 2014. The trainings are scheduled for Saturday April 5th and Saturday October 4th at Sheriff’s Aviation located at 1776 Miro Way, in Rialto. The class will run from 0900 to 1700 Hours. Please wear your SAR uniform and bring your helmet and 24 hour pack.
The classes will have a maximum of 25 students and sign-ups will be taken on a first come first serve basis. If you would like to sign up, please contact Deputy Woods. 909-387-0678 email@example.com
Or Dave Nicolet firstname.lastname@example.org.
The lack of snow in the region has forced the cancellation of the 2013-2014 BMC field portion until next year. Let's hope for snow in 2015.