Meets v80 standard for the written portion of Searcher Safety.
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You awoke for work at 0630hrs. You had a busy day at work and at 1630hrs a page goes out for a search in the Snoqualmie Pass for a missing 11 year old. Due to the age the search goes on through out the night. At 0630 the new teams are starting the second operational period and you have been debriefed and released. You get in your car and start to drive home. Your ability to drive is the equivalent to someone with a blood alcohol of?
No correlation at all.
Your team is ready to leave. You are going into unfamiliar hilly terrain at night. One member has fallen in the parking lot and injured her hand. She says she’s ok but you see that she cannot close her hand.
This is an immediate GAR and she is disqualified for the night
This has nothing to do with GAR
You would score this as a 7 – 10 on team fitness
You would score this as a 4 – 6 on team fitness
Fresh snow is encountered on the trail. Your team leader has just completed avalanche training. What is your next step?
Continue until the snow becomes deep enough to impede progress.
The risk has changed. Re-evaluate.
Notify the ICP of the situation.
Stop and wait for the next team to catch up.
Return to ICP for a new assignment.
Your team is hiking along the Rattlesnake Mountain trail, about 6 miles from either end. Your team member notices movement down along a steep slope. You assess the slope to be too steep to guarantee safe travel without ropes.
You go down the slope, the subject takes priority over your team.
You wait for a rigging qualified team to set up a rigging line down to the subject, your team’s safety is more important than the subject.
You and your team are searching for a missing six-year-old male in an urban environment. He has been missing for six hours. The trackers have followed a trail to a large box store construction site. Your team has been assigned to search the site. You find an open manhole and upon further examination you discover what appears to be the child and the bottom. There is no response to voice calls and no movement. Your best option is to?
Since there is a ladder in the manhole sent a member down to check out the situation.
Request riggers, rope and prepare for entry.
You have an oxygen kit with you. Have a member place a 100% mask on a member and they are safe to enter the manhole.
Call into command and request a confined space rescue team.
Your team has hiked 10 miles with at total elevation gain of 5,000 feet. The ICP asks if you can continue searching along a ridgeline. You are the team leader and think that your team is too tired to continue searching safety. Can you accept the assignment?
Yes, your team can rest at the end of this assignment.
No, your team is too tired.
Split the team in half, some can rest while others can search.
Yes we can, we will continue, as there is a person that needs our help.
While on your assignment you see a “No Trespassing” sign as part of you assigned area, you should?
Search the area as immunity from prosecution.
Search the area as Search and Rescue Volunteers can search on private property without permission.
Don’t have anything to worry about
Request a Police/Deputy make contact and request permission.
During moderate weather and in moderate terrain, a single rescuer is with a single, uninjured subject. What is the GAR score?
Your team is preparing to leave the ICP to assist with a pack out. Avalanche danger has been reported to be Considerable. The route takes you across several avalanche chutes but the trail is clear. You are not the first team to leave. None of you are avalanche qualified. How would you rate the Environment?
Since we are not the first team, it’s OK.
You score the environment at a 10 and its risk should be mitigated.
We are a fast team and will be able to cross safely.
You score the environment as a 10 and the assignment is refused.
The environment is a 6.
You are assigned to a team during an evidence search. While clearing the area you come across a piece of steel pipe with caps on the ends. There is also what appears to something duct taped to it. You best action is to?
Call in on the radio to the OL and ask for direction.
Leave in place, evacuate the area and notify the IC when at a safe distance away from the device.
Examine the device to determine what it is.
Pick it up and safely carry it to the command post for further evaluation.
On arriving “at the patient’s side”, you determine that you have lost all communication with the CP and all other teams. This would be a
Non GAR question
Change in risk
No change to current risks
An improvement since some teams were very chatty
Your team is performing a pack-out of an individual with a sprained ankle out the Pratt River drainage. One of your team members suggests fording the river.
You assess the risk and determine the river is only knee-high, so it must be safe to cross
You instruct your team to put on a PFD and water helmet within 10 feet of water. It is safe to cross.
You reassess the risk and score the environment of that assignment as a 10, which pushes the risk into the Red category. You opt to continue walking along the trail.
You realize your team is getting really tired and fording the river would save a lot of time. You score the environment of that option as a 10, which pushes the risk into the Red category. You opt to cross the river.