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Lost Person Behavior: A Search and Rescue Guide on Where to Look - for Land, Air, and Water Robert J. Koester 416 pages 2008  $32 [Case (28 books) 20% off] Starting in 2022 new price due to increased costs.

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"This week we responded to a 5-day-old search for a despondent. Opened the book, read the information, looked at our topographical map...started a bloodhound at the PLS, had ground teams situated based on what we read. Well the bloodhound and one ground searcher arrived at the same location - within 15 minutes we had the person. It was right at the transition between urban and rural and just out of sight - just as the book said. We just want to say that your book helped us TREMENDOUSLY and the police department was so impressed, they will be ordering soon!" Lynn Gardiner - People and Paws




Lost Person Behavior TTT
2022 and beyond

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The Lost Person Behavior course has been taught to SAR professionals around the world and is currently used by several state agencies. Participants will attend the full Lost Person Behavior program, as well as receive in-depth instruction that goes above and beyond the actual course. Participants will walk away with new practical knowledge, a license to instruct the course, and a wealth of material, including the Lost Person Behaviour Instructor's resource DVD, Lost Person Behavior Text, Instructor notes, practical workbook, and practical solutions.  Not only will you learn in the classroom, but the contacts made will allow you to interact with your SAR peers around the world.

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Available Now! - Land SAR Addendum

The Land SAR Addendum was created by the National Search and Rescue Committee (NSARC) to provide definitive standardized direction and information on search and rescue (SAR) in the land environment. This includes lost persons, missing vehicles, and missing aircraft.  Federal SAR agencies must follow the addendum, all others need to know what it says. This addition also contains the National SAR Plan and Emergency Support Function #9, ESF-9.

NSARC, 310 pages, 8.5 x 11", Paperback 75 ill, maps, 2012 $20.00

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   Foundations for Awareness, Signcutting and Tracking


Foundations for Awareness, Signcutting and Tracking by Robert Speiden. 268 pages 8.5 x 11", Paperback 110 illustrations, 2009  $35 Case (8 books) $252 free S&H


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dbS Productions is well known in the Search & Rescue Community as the source of search and rescue research, publications, and training. It started with research in lost person behavior with particular emphasis on Alzheimer's disease and wandering.  It provides cutting edge publications and training aids for law enforcement and search and rescue planners with the latest research.  dbS Productions also publishes a wide assortment of  search & rescue related materials and instructional courses.  It also offers services in consulting, curriculum development, research, lectures, and expert witness services. Thank-you for visiting our web-page.


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