Off Road Podcast Episode 227 - Ben Joins SAR

Tonight Ben talks even more than normal, Aaron finally gets out, and Jeremy breaks stuff.

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Welcome to the Off Road Podcast. Today we will be exploring the off road world-- whether you like crawling up rock ledges or enjoy exploring the backroads with your family. Stay with us to find out off road news and topics to interest every guy & girl who craves the outdoors as seen through the windshield. I am your host Ben and I’m here with my co-hosts Aaron & Jeremy. How's everyone doing?

Anyone done anything exciting? 

  • Aaron- Took a day off mid week and went camping with my 5yo daughter. Still fighting with Nissan about my airbags.

  • Jeremy- Went dirt biking, broke my speedo mount. unknowingly broke some wiring on my ignition trying to take the speedo off, which cut the trip short

  • Ben-  Went and saved a couple who went off the road up near Greenwater and helped recover them with local off road recovery group. Got replacement tire I discovered wore down due to bad alignment.  Bought lights to set up my rig for SAR.

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Main Topic: 

Can you Find The Cone

Can you Find The Cone

After doing our interview then camping with Aaron K. it really upped my interest in SAR. Aaron invited me to check out a few meetings at our local county 4x4 SAR meetings. I was convinced it was right for me because meetings, training, and missions are all completely voluntary. 

  • Pre reqs

    • FEMA 100 & 700

    • Basic first aid and CPR with AED I’d recommend blood borne and infant child as well. They are worth the extra class time.

    • Fill out paperwork 

    • Buying compass 

    • Fees

  • Intro to SAR

    • Classroom for two days that Goes over basics for SAR

    • Map and compass

    • Navigation 

    • Off-road & winter driving 

    • Paperwork & documentation

    • Equipment

    • Crime scene

    • Communication and radio theory

    • Search tactics and techniques 

    • First aid, patient find, assessment, packaging, and transport 

    • Basic concepts of incident command 

  • Field course

    • Clue awareness/investigation 

    • Fire building

    • Search techniques

    • Navigation night and day

    • Compass

    • Communication

    • Medical (day/night)

    • Helicopter training

    • Knots

    • Evidence search 

    • Gear inspection 

  • Post training

    • Ride along

    • Magnets/stickers 

    • Jackets

    • Card and call sign

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