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Click here – August 2010 Training at Lake James in Burke County 

 

Emergency Response Training Lands at Biltmore

Chris McCracken and Allen Ramsey checking maps during a search. Maps and GPS are frequently used during training

Chris McCracken and Allen Ramsey checking maps during a search. Maps and GPS are frequently used during training

 

   In their 24th connsecutive year North Carolina emergency response agencies have sponsored a spring search and rescue excercise. With Bloodhounds, all-terrain vehicles and satellite-tracking technology, about 200 people from law enforcement, rescue and fire agencies from across the Southeast joined together over part of Biltmore Estate, training in all fields, to find missing people in the rugged terrain of Western North Carolina.

 

The search at Biltmore Estate simulates operational conditions for a search mission in an excerscise format. A man is “missing” (who actually isnt missing) but participants in this training excercise are treating it like any other search they would do for a missing child or elderly walk-aways. They establish an Incident Managment Team, utilize ground people for foot searches, K-9’s, GPS, maps, Helicopters, ATV’s and multiple other elements that are woven into this systematic approach to finding missing people. 

Photos by Steve Dixon/SDixon@citizen-times.com and article by Mike McWilliams

 

Carl Robbs in the IM trailer giving instructions

Carl Robbs in the IM trailer giving instructions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helicopter at Biltmore Estate during rescue excercise

Helicopter during rescue excercise

 

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