Designed for team members who wish to learn or develop their understanding of search management.
The aim of this course is to train team members in missing persons search management techniques within a Scottish Mountain Rescue context. This course introduces established best practice recognised by multi agencies and additionally provides appreciation of police requirements in relation to search standards.
In order to ensure the smooth running of the course all candidates are asked to ensure they observe the following conditions:
- Have an interest in the subject of search management
- For insurance purposes participants are requested to sign on with their team prior to course attendance. This is an absolute must procedure.
- For your comfort and safety please ensure you have appropriate outdoor equipment for this course. i.e. waterproofs, team radio.
|8.00pm||Course Welcome & Administration*|
|8.10pm||Why do we have a process?*|
|8.20pm||Identifying a process*|
|10.00am||TT1-1 Inc 5 min debrief|
|10.30am||Break – Tea/Coffee|
|11.00am||TT1-2 Inc 5 min debrief|
|11.30am||TT1-3 Inc 5 min debrief|
|12.00pm||Debrief of mornings events|
|1.15pm||Information Gathering – Lost person behaviour|
|2.00pm||Case study – ‘narrowing the search’|
|2.35pm||Using information and local knowledge. Building scenarios, sectoring, prioritising, briefing. How long will it take?|
|3.40pm||Break – Tea/Coffee
|4.45pm||Introduction to Mountain Map*|
|5.25pm||Web Base Searching*|
|7.30pm||Mobile phone data – interpretation and use*|
|7.45pm||Skills stations x 3*|
|9.00am||Rick management/Now find this|
|9.30am||Assets – Multi Agency Working|
|9.50am||Assets – Searching with Helicopters|
|10.15am||Assets – Use of Dogs|
|10.30am||Table top 3/So you think you can search/Initial response|
|11.00am||Break – Tea/Coffee|
|11.20am||Table top 3/So you think you can search – continued|
|12.00pm||Table top 3/Situation report|
|1.00pm||Table top 3 finals*|
|*With Digital Mapping|