ERIC Number: ED243614
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Search Is an Emergency: A Field Coordinator's Guide for Managing the Search Function.
Lavalla, Rick; And Others
The pocket-sized guide book is intended for law enforcement and land management agencies responsible for land-based search and rescue missions and is also useful for outdoor leaders. The information in the book is based on two premises, that a search is an emergency situation and that a search is a classic mystery. The guidebook contains information about theories and principles of land searches, search and rescue resources, search planning and execution, investigation principles, interviewing instructions, theory of search and detection probabilities, lost subject behavior, establishing search area, clue orientation, search team organization and management, base camp administration and organization, briefing and debriefing, medical aspects of searches, suspending searches, and demobilization. The book also contains checklists to use in the field, including a list of search and rescue resources, interview form, tracking charts, a lost person questionnaire and information form, and a helicopter request form. The guide presents much information in tabular form and contains many illustrations. (SB)
Descriptors: Behavior, Emergency Squad Personnel, Interviews, Investigations, Leaders, Leadership Responsibility, Outdoor Education, Outdoor Leadership, Questioning Techniques, Rescue
Survival Education Association, 9035 Golden Given Road, Tacoma, WA 98445 (5.00 plus 20% postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Emergency Response Inst., Tacoma, WA.
Identifiers: Lost Persons; Search and Rescue Management; Search Behavior
Note: "Managing the Search Function" courses are sponsored and taught by the National Association for Search and Rescue and the National Park Service.