This year’s annual summer training was something special. In addition to the helicopter work the USCG, CCSO-SAR engaged in extensive urban disaster training, utilizing FEMA standardized building search techniques. We also engaged in downed power line training and vehicle extraction techniques. In addition, CCSO-SAR members were instructed on wild fire ignition patterns and operational safety in fire environments. And if all that wasn’t enough, the team ran a scenario of extracting a subject in a fire hazard environment.
Traditionally, the CCSO-SAR summer training weekend at Camp Bonneville is extended to other local SAR teams. This year, several members of Silver Star SAR joined us for what turned out to be a truly remarkable weekend of training.