Category Archives: SAR

SAR considerations for people with dementia.

There are groups that are more prone, or at risk, to being lost and involved with Search and Rescue than others. Some of the traditional SAR subjects include… A child who wanders away from their home and gets lost People … Continue reading

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Knots!

Search and Rescue Knots Knots are important for search and rescue because a good rope can be made to serve many purposes. Here are the ones that members are required to learn as a minimum body of knowledge For Call-Out … Continue reading

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The MSAR Search Pack

MSAR members must acquire gear to be qualified to respond to searches; a “24 hour pack” or emergency response pack. All team members are required to carry the same set of items, so we always know what our resources are. … Continue reading

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Ten Essentials

Ten Essentials There are many 10 essential lists. Each outdoor company, outdoor group, camp, etc. has developed their own version. If you are unsure, do research into your desired activity and create a reasonable list of items you should bring … Continue reading

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What is it like to go on a SAR mission?

To pick up where we left off… MSAR members are alerted to an emergency, arrive on scene and sign in. At the search base, which may be in a field, at a fire department, or even in the front yard … Continue reading

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How does Maryland Search and Rescue respond to SARs?

This is how a “typical” SAR starts: 1. Predictably when people go missing, no one is really worried until it is dark out. Once you add the element of darkness to factors such as: · failing to come home as … Continue reading

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Documentation!

Welcome to Maryland Search and Rescue’s first blog entry. As I started my day today, I looked over SAR related Tweets and came across a few from @SARInnovations. While I am not familiar with the company (yet), they are a local Maryland … Continue reading

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