2016 Blue Ridge Parkway SAREX
SAVE THE DATE!!! Full-scale search and rescue simulation on May 14th on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Galax, VA. Open to all fire, rescue, law enforcement and certified SAR resources. Register here:
The NPS Blue Ridge Parkway SAREX is a go for May 13-15, 2016 at the Blue Ridge Music Center near Galax. Opportunities will be available for CERTIFIED management, ground, K9 (trailing, A/S, HRD), equine and tracking resources. We're looking for planners to assist in K9 and equine parts of the scenario to help make this a smooth exercise. Contact sar-training [at] blacksburgrescue (dot) org if you are interested in helping.
Management is requested for Friday night, May 13th for planning. The full-scale simulation will be conducted on Saturday, May 14th beginning at 0800. The simulation debrief will be conducted Sunday morning. You are welcome and encouraged to participate in any or all 3 days, as your availability allows.
Lodging and Meals information to be updated soon. Typically a camping area is designated and a meal is provided for a fee on Saturday evening. All other meals would be on your own.
Additionally, the SARTI - Search And Rescue Tracking Institute will be conducting our quarterly training and will have tracking exercises set out Friday night and Sunday during the day to supplement the exercise. We welcome anyone with an interest in tracking to come out and join us, regardless of experience.
A flyer was posted on February 11th in the discussion below. We hope to see many of you there!
Blue Ridge Music Center
700 Foothills Rd, Galax, 24333, VA, United States