We used some high tech yesterday to locate the subjects of a search, but the real credit goes to calling for help early!
People don’t know how to make their smart phone show their location, so I created a service that lets SAR track a person’s location via their smart phone.
Canadian Military considers charging for disaster relief; is cost recovery every a good idea for emergency response?
Comments on an excellent letter to the Vancouver Sun regarding the nature of risk, adventure, and the right of the individual to take risks
Some opinions and info about discussion on SAR cost recovery
Harvey’s Cloud, a weather phenomenon I encountered at Whistler during the 2010 Olympics
A cautionary tale of adverse effects of Social Media during a SAR operation
Musings about how to select a sleeping back for a hypothermia treatment kit.
Some initial thoughts on managing my first large search; one with a happy outcome
The Victoria Times Colonist asks if there’s leeway for first responders to be heroes, indicating they do not understand Emergency Response