February Full Team Training: Mock Search

This year’s nighttime mock search training took place Feb. 9 in Morgan Territory. The training was developed by Explorer Patrick Walker as part of his endeavor to become an Eagle Scout. With the help of mentor Joe Keyser, Patrick set up a search scenario involving a plane crash with multiple subjects.

At one point, three rope rescue teams were employed, and medical skills came into play. The equestrians got an opportunity to enhance their training, as did some newcomers to the Command Post. All subjects were found and returned to base (searchers, too), even though the team learned that communications at Morgan Territory can be sketchy, at best.

Team Commendations, February 2013







Together Patrick Walker, who took the lead, and Joe Keyser, who offered mentoring, put together a challenging and interesting night mock search team training for February. This is no easy task. Patrick built a "plane" (or parts of it) to use for a crash scenario and gathered friends and family to act as subjects. This was an inventive project and as anyone who has ever put on a training knows, took a lot of work and organization. Kudos to Patrick and Joe for their efforts.