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					3rd GEORGIA SEARCH & RESCUE CONFERENCE JANUARY 29-31, 2010 Hosted by: Friends of Georgia State Parks – SART Chapter REGISTRATION FORM
Early Check-in available Thursday night
Registration Information: NAME: ________________________________ EMAIL ADDRESS: _______________________ PHONE: _______________________________ FAX: __________________________________ MAILING ADDRESS: _____________________________________ _____________________________________ AGENCY REPRESENTED: ______________________ TITLE: _______________________________________ CHECK IN DATE & TIME: _______________________ EDUCATIONAL TRACK EMPHASIS: 1. 2. 3. 4. SAR Management SAR Operations and Tactics Intro to SAR Georgia SAR Resources

Location: This year’s conference will be held at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center (near Covington, GA). You
can learn more about the location at www.georgiaffacamp.org

Tee Shirts: A commemorative tee shirt will be available. All orders must be placed ahead of time. To place an
order, please complete the form below and circle your size.

Contact List: Do you wish to be added to the conference attendee contact list? Costs:
Fees: Conference including meals, breaks and lodging (Friday through Sunday lunch): $160 Friday single day rate includes meals and breaks: $85 Saturday single day rate includes meals and breaks: $85 Optional Thursday night lodging: $17 Sub Total Due: T-Shirt: $20 (Adult) S, M, L, XL, XXL TOTAL $ $ Totals

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Example Fees: A participant elects to attend the entire conference plus stay over Thursday evening. The base
cost of the conference is $160. The Thursday arrival is $17.00 for a total of $177.00. If the participant adds a T-shirt for $20 each, the total combined cost would be $197.00.

Mail registration:

SARCON 2010 PO Box 1349 Lafayette GA 30728

For questions or more information:
Email: SARCON2010@gmail.com Phone: (706) 996-0414

CONFERENCE AGENDA
CONFERENCE SESSIONS, FRIDAY – SUNDAY, JANUARY 29-31, 2010
For planning purposes, please indicate your choice for each training session in the right-most column contained in the tables included below. Also, please note in the information box above, which educational track you will be emphasizing, but note: seating will be available on a first come basis. Additionally, some sessions may consist of multiple parts and you will need to attend all sessions for a completion certificate.

GROUP SESSION ONE - Friday night: KEYNOTE ADDRESS, Mark Eggeman, State SAR Coordinator
Operations Division, Virginia Department of Emergency Management. Mr. Eggeman will provide insight into the well established Virginia State Search and Rescue program, and discuss the necessary steps to develop a broader SAR capability. He will also discuss how volunteers are best utilized in a statewide SAR program.

GROUP SESSION TWO – Saturday night: Organized movie night. Fun-filled networking opportunity. TRACK OVERVIEWS TRACK I - SAR Management: The SAR management track is for those people who will actually be directing a
search operation. This assumes you are with an agency that responds to search incidents or are preparing to join one. Prerequisites include FEMA online courses, NIMS ICS 100, 200 & 809. The course is designed to provide the skills necessary to properly initiate search operations and manage a growing search incident.

TRACK II – SAR Operations and Tactics: This track is designed for those who understand basic search
and rescue topics and desire to learn more about SAR operations, tactics and the SAR ready pack. Those wishing to challenge the NASAR SAR TECH II exam at the conclusion of this course may take the written NASAR certification test for an additional fee of $60/NASAR member, $75/Non-member, and participate in the practical skills review and ready-pack check. If attempting the NASAR SARTECH II certification, it is necessary that you are familiar with course materials, own the required 24-hour ready pack, and have all the required contents.

TRACK III - Intro to SAR: This track is designed for those who would like an introduction into Search and
Rescue topics. This will provide a high level overview and provide an opportunity to obtain NASAR SAR TECH III certification. Those wishing to challenge the NASAR SAR TECH III exam at the conclusion of this course may take the written NASAR certification test for an additional fee of $60/NASAR member, $75/Non-member. It is 3 Annual Georgia Search & Rescue Conference
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highly recommended that participants be familiar with course materials prior to the beginning of class and use this course only as a review if attempting certification

TRACK IV - Resources: Plan to attend sessions in this Section in order to meet and learn from experts in
areas that can support SAR efforts including: GEMA, GSAR, IMT, GSDF, GBI CAT, GTA and others. Specific times are not yet available and specific groups have not been finalized. These will be posted as soon as available.

VENDOR – DISPLAY SESSIONS
Commercial vendors dealing in equipment used in the SAR environment will be invited to display their products and promote their services. Additionally, public safety agencies will be invited to offer equipment displays. Two sessions per day will be scheduled to conference participants to visit with vendors, in addition to regular meal and break periods.

ACCOMODATIONS
Bunk style housing includes several new bunk houses. There will no camping allowed on property. For those who wish additional options, hotels are available at the individual’s expense in town.

CANINES
Absolutely no dogs will be allowed on property. There will be no exceptions. This includes leaving a canine kenneled in a vehicle.

DISCLAIMER Liability
All rental groups accept the facility as-is. The Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center is not liable for any bodily injury during use of the facility. Rental groups are responsible for providing qualified medical staff and medical supplies for their group. The Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center assumes no liability for accidents or theft. The Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center does not assume responsibility for the damage to, or loss of, any merchandise, property, or equipment left prior to, during or following an event. Liability for damage to the premises will be the responsibility of the contracting party and will be charged back to them accordingly. The Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center reserves the right to inspect all events being held at the center.

Damages
There will be a charge for any and all damages to the facility, equipment and/or furnishings which occur during use. This includes tape on walls, doors and/or floor. There will also be a charge when excess cleanup is required. Please do not use confetti or glitter for decorations. Please do not use any tacks, nails or screws unless approved by one of the Center Staff members. Any damages assessed to SARCON 2010 will be passed on to the offending party[ies].

Guest Policies
• Alcoholic beverages are prohibited on the facility. • Tobacco products are prohibited in all buildings. • Pets are prohibited on center property, except animals such as seeing-eye dogs, etc. • Firearms and weapons are prohibited without prior approval of the Center Director. • Guest vehicles are to remain parked during your stay. 3 Annual Georgia Search & Rescue Conference
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CONFERENCE TRAINING – FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2010 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Note that sessions are first come, first serve. However, we request that you indicate your class or track preferences. Based on your indicated preferences, we will try to schedule a venue large enough to satisfy demand. Registration Breakfast Friday Opening Session Break Friday 1 Session Lunch Friday 2 Break Friday 3 Session Dinner Friday Tracks INTRO TO SAR Basic Review of: Land search, systems, ICS SAR OPS AND TACTICS Advanced Review of: Land search, Systems, ICS GEORGIA SAR RESOURCES ATTENDANCE PRIORITY (circle priority) SAR MGMT INTRO SAR TBA 10:30 – 12:00 SAR OPS RESOURCES Basic Review of: Physiology, fitness Advanced Review of: Physiology, fitness SAR MGMT INTRO SAR TBA 1:00 – 2:30 SAR OPS RESOURCES Basic review: SAR clothing, resources, technology Advanced review: SAR clothing, resources, technology SAR MGMT INTRO SAR SAR OPS RESOURCES
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7:00 AM – 10:00 AM 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM 10:30 AM – 12:00 AM 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Session

SAR MANAGEMENT Introduction, Goals/objectives, Role of Agencies, Maps in search. Video “Seven Days in July” the search for Andy Warbington. Search Theory, POD concept, Revised and Improved Crucials, The 10 step search sequence, Establishing the search area. Lost Person Behavior. The 10 step search sequence contd. Confinement/attracti on, Reflex Tasking.

TIME:

TBA 3:00 – 4:30

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CONFERNECE TRAINING – SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 2010 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Registration Breakfast Saturday 1st Session Break Saturday 2 Lunch Saturday 3 Session Break Saturday 4 Session Steak Dinner Saturday Tracks INTRO TO SAR Basic Review of: Land Navigation Basic Review of: Safety/outdoor equipment/ready pack SAR OPS AND TACTICS Advanced Review of: Land Navigation Advanced Review of: Safety, outdoor equipment, ready pack TBA 10:30 – 12:00 GEORGIA SAR RESOURCES TBA ATTENDANCE PRIORITY (circle priority) SAR MGMT INTRO SAR SAR OPS RESOURCES SAR MGMT INTRO SAR SAR OPS RESOURCES Basic Review of: Travel skills, search operations tactics Advanced Review of: Travel skills, search operations, tactics Advanced Review of: Evidence/legal aspects SAR MGMT INTRO SAR TBA 1:00 – 2:30 SAR OPS RESOURCES SAR MGMT INTRO SAR TBA 3:00 – 4:30 SAR OPS RESOURCES
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7:00 AM – 10:00 AM 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Session 10:30 AM – 12:00 AM 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

SAR MANAGEMENT The 10 step search sequence contd. Wide searching, Use of regions and segments. The 10 step search sequence contd. Critical separation, AMDR, How POD is really determined. Grid search last resort, suspension/rescue/r ecovery, critique. Video “Search management”

TIME:

8:30 – 10:00

POD and the value of effective briefing, Common Mistakes, SAR manager equipment needs, Table top walk-thru.

Basic Review of: Evidence/legal aspects

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Sunday, January 13, 2008
8:30 AM to 2:30 PM Registration Breakfast Saturday 1st Session Break Saturday 2 Lunch Saturday 3 Session Sunday Tracks
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7:00 AM – 10:00 AM 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Session 10:30 AM – 12:00 AM 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

SAR MANAGEMENT SAR resources, Table top exercises

INTRO TO SAR Written exam – SAR TECH III challenge

SAR OPS AND TACTICS Written exam – SAR TECH II challenge

TIME:

ATTENDANCE PRIORITY (circle priority) SAR MGMT

8:30 – 11:00

INTRO SAR SAR OPS

Table Top exercises

Practical Stations Testing

Practical Stations Testing 11:00 – 12:00

SAR MGMT INTRO SAR SAR OPS

Table Top exercises completion. Certificates, Management track critique

Practical Stations Testing

Practical Stations Testing 1:00 – 5:00

SAR MGMT INTRO SAR SAR OPS

Have a safe trip home!

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