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    Anyone here ever a member of or serve with a SAR team?
    Anyone here on a local CERT team?

    I’d love to talk shop if you have.


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    Done a little here and there.

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    i am on CERT team
    done SAR before with them

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    wouldn't touch either with a 20 foot pole .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by explo72 View Post
    i am on CERT team
    done SAR before with them
    I remembered someone in here that had become CERT.

    So was that a 40 hour class?
    Once during a hunting trip in Remote Alaska I ran out of Twinkie’s and was compelled to live off of of fish and moose meat

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    I did CERT class. Tried to volunteer for SAR team after a flood claimed a family of friends. Two children bodies never found after 20' wall of water took their house with them in it. They didn't want me. I figured what I lacked in actual SAR, I could probably make up for with outdoor and tracking skills.

    I could probably never do well in an actual CERT capacity, I'm accustomed to acting on my own and rating risks on the fly, not by established rules. In my oilfield background, following the rules, a few would have died that I got out of situations.

    If the situation actually arose that they called up the CERT groups, I would probably show up, but also got it along with ARES to be able to move around in a martial law/curfew type situation.
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    yep, mine was the 40 hour class about 8 years ago.

    biggest SAR we did was joint with Rescue Squad - drowning victim.
    dragged a river over and over never recovered the body until it bloated and floated up about a week later.
    interesting process, basically trolling the river bottom with a bunch of very big trebble hooks.
    recovered some interesting stuff, but never the body.

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    I have done a few things. DMORT put on by the CDC, a mass fatality incident and how they set up the recovery and identification. I did a search and rescue course that lasted about 80 hours up to 120...A large part of that class was dealing with the helicopters etc. The special medical equipment that the helicopter rescue group used.

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    CERT
    SAR
    SMART ( Special Medical Assistance Response Team) Dive rescue/retrieval, High angle/rappelling, wilderness rescue. chemical response etc.
    EMT/P
    Volenteer firefighter
    been doing it off/on for 30+ years

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    Been on SAR teams (ground, air, swiftwater, urban) for 40 years, also an IC and pretty much every other job on the ICS wiring diagram
    Last edited by Fidel. MD; 12-13-2019 at 01:39 PM.
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