The CCSOSAR Ropes Team trained today on current techniques for patient packaging on stokes. A stokes is the special basket used to transport an injured person out of remote areas. A ropes rescue team would be used if a person needs to be brought up from the bottom of a cliff, ledge, or any situation an angle would make it difficult for a team to get the person out safely.
Training in Wilderness First Aid is essential for members in Search and Rescue. With urban first aid, help can be received within minutes. But for those who need first aid while miles out on a trail, knowing how to assess and treat a person who has broken an arm, or is suffering from hypothermia are skills every SAR member needs to know. CCSOSAR members base their wilderness first aid standards where the Patient Assessment Triangle is used.