Full Team Training: SAR-O-Rama

October's team training was another SAR-O-Rama event during which team members — both longtime and new Academy graduates — had the opportunity to visit six stations (out of a choice of 11) over the course of the day. Anyone who hankered to try out a metal detector could do so, and many jumped at the chance to drive the Gator or to be introduced to the ins and outs of the IC trailer. There was a low-angle rope-rescue station and several opportunities to learn patient care and packaging, including wilderness assessment and care. An introduction to search management was taught at one location and at another, members learned how to download tracks from a GPS. One station introduced tracking and another navigational skills. Throughout the day, as some refreshed old skills and others learned new ones, all were aware that everything we learn is perishable without practice.