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Lost Person Behaviour Pre-Conference Workshop

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October 28, 2011 (Friday) 
SARscene 2011, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Space Available 

:: Workshop Goal

The goal of this workshop is to provide participants with an unique opportunity to learn the tools and knowledge necessary to successfully look in the right place, understand lost person behavior, see the latest research, apply statistical tables, identify needed special investigation, and deploy resources in the field. Participants should also be able to brief other searchers on key components of lost person behavior. Everyone needs to know where to look from the field searcher to search management. The course makes extensive use of real-life examples, with over a dozen map problems.

The course will be instructed by Robert J. Koester the author of the text and a recognized leader in search and rescue. Participants will recieve a copy of Lost Person Behavior by Robert Koester textbook and workshop workbook.

:: Target Audience

This applied training session is intended for public safety responders involved in search and rescue.

:: Prerequisite

The course has no prerequisites. Those with a search and rescue background will get the maximum benefit from the course. It can serve as a useful bridge between field and management.

Be sure to register as soon as possible to allow for printing of course material. Registration at the door may be possible but course materials will be limited.

Costs: $99 (USD)  Price includes copy of Lost Person Behavior textbook and workbook. Able to accept credit cards prior to and at the conference, cash (USD and CND at the conference), purchase orders accepted from government agencies but payment must be in USD. 

You may call +1.434.293.5502 or 1.800.468.8892 for additional information, phone registrations, or email Robert@dbs-sar.com  Note law enforcement agencies that block their number may have problem reaching us.  Direct phone call may be made to +1.434.989.5502

October 28 (Friday)

07:30 - 08:00Registration
08:00 - 09:00Welcome/OpeningOverview of lost person behavior research and use of investigation
09:00 - 10:00International SAR Incident Database (ISRID)How to use it
10:00 - 11:00Lost Person StrategiesWhy they get lost and what they then do. Use of decision points.
11:00 - 12:00Myths and LegendsCommon misconceptions and concepts in lost person behavior
12:00 - 13:00Lunch (on your own)
13:00 - 13:45ISRID Tables explainedHow to use the information in the Lost Person Behavior book to determine where to look.
13:45 - 14:45Reflex TaskingHow to deploy the initial resources based upon subject category, statistical profile, and key investigative information.
14:45 - 17:30Subject CategoriesExtensive use of map problems and field exercises, covers the topics of:
  • Abduction
  • Missing Aircraft
  • Anglers, ATV, BASE jumper, camper, caver, climber, extreme sports, gatherer, hiker, horseback rider, hunter, mountain biker, runner, and worker
  • Autistic, dementia, despondent, mental illness, mental retardation, and substance abuse
  • Skier, snowboarder, snow-mobile, snowshoer
  • Vehicle, Motorcycle
  • Water
  • Children (1-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12)
17:30 - 18:00Summary

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You may also call, send a fax to +1.434.293.5502, or print and mail to P.O. Box 94, Charlottesville, VA 22902-0094.  All registrations will be confirmed in a seperate email. 

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