Urban SAR Training Day

OCEAP held an urban search and rescue training exercise today. With the support of Jubalee Beach Park, OCEAP members have an opportunity to search actual neighborhoods – looking around buildings, under decks and in sheds. We have been lucky to be able to make use of this venue for many years as an annual fall exercise.

The weather gave us a bit of an additional challenge as lake effect snow blew in reducing visibility and making walking and finding clues more difficult for the crews. We were also lucky to have a volunteer come out and take on the role of victim for the day. It was a great day and we believe members gained valuable experience.

A bit of weather moved in as the crews were preparing to head out.

Training segment 1A with Crew 1120
Evacuating our ‘victim’ to safety.
Team members at CP-02 at end of training.