Rescuer Training (2017-2018)

by EMPACT Northwest
Rescuer Training (2017-2018)
Rescuer Training (2017-2018)
Rescuer Training (2017-2018)
Rescuer Training (2017-2018)
Rescuer Training (2017-2018)
Rescuer Training (2017-2018)
Rescuer Training (2017-2018)
Rescuer Training (2017-2018)
Rescuer Training (2017-2018)
Rescuer Training (2017-2018)
Rescuer Training (2017-2018)
Rescuer Training (2017-2018)
Rescuer Training (2017-2018)
Rescuer Training (2017-2018)
Advanced Survival Training
Advanced Survival Training

This past three months, we've been heavily focused on expanding and improving our capabilities to respond here at home, as well helping other communities become more prepared. Since our last report, we've:

  • Trained 22 new members in field survival, land navigation, and multi-unit operations
  • Graduated our 2nd class of new rescue and medical personnel
  • Brought personal and community preparedness training to dozens of citizens of the PNW region;
  • Participated in the first annual marine "SAR Games" as an invited guest of Cajun Navy Relief in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Put in service an advanced technical search kit comrpising of a search camera, acoustic/seismic sensors, and an unmanned aerial search platform

In the coming months, we'll be continuing our push for disaster preparedness and rescuer training

  • In June, we'll be training 24 local rescue professionals in technical rescue skills that would be essential after a major earthquake.
  • In July, we'll be hosting a command and control course for local professionals
  • In August, we hope to host a course in tree rescue for Pacific Northwest firefighters and rescue personnel
  • In August, we'll be putting on an advanced rope rescue course in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest


All of this is possible because of your contributions! We couldn't be more grateful.  Thank you for your ongoing support!

Marine SAR Training in Louisiana
Marine SAR Training in Louisiana
Our new techncial search kit (and crew) in action
Our new techncial search kit (and crew) in action
Multi-Unit Rope Rescue Training
Multi-Unit Rope Rescue Training

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What an exciting year!  In the past 3 months we've successfully:

 

  • Trained 22 new members in Rope Rescue and Structural Collapse Rescue;
  • Brought personal and community preparedness training to dozens of citizens of the PNW region;
  • Fostered working relationships with rescue partners throughout the United States and the world

 

In the coming months, we'll be continuing our push for disaster preparedness and rescuer training:

  • In April, our rescue command staff will be travelling to Louisiana to assist our rescue partners in preparing for the 2018 hurricane season;
  • In May, we'll be graduating our second class of 22 highly trained direct rescue and medical providers in the PNW region;
  • In June, we'll be training 14 local firefighters in technical rescue skills that would be essential after a major earthquake.

All of this is possible because of your contributions! We couldn't be more grateful.  Thank you for your ongoing support!

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We're very excited to report that our training calendar is pushing forward, getting us one step closer to fielding the area's premier USAR team.  Since we've started this project we've:

-Incorporated and trained on new equipment that will make rope rescue operations faster, safer, and more efficient;

-Launched an integrated community training project with Bainbridge Prepares and the City of Bainbridge Island;

-Completed the initial onboarding and training of 24 new members, and;

-Expanded our 2018 training calendar for medical, rescue, and logistics personnel!

None of this would have been possible without your continued support and we're so grateful to have you as part of the Empact team!

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EMPACT Northwest

Location: Tacoma, WA - USA
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Project Leader:
Jake Gillanders
Executive Director
Kingston, WA United States

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