Thursday, December 31, 2009

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

BAMRU 2009 Activity Summary

Activity [Hours]
  1. Training [2834]
  2. SAR [714]
  3. Other [529]
  4. Recertification [380]
  5. Meetings [355]
TOTAL Hours [4812]

Training (Highlights)
  • Rigging for Rescue
  • BASARC Section Chief
  • ICS-400 Certification
  • AIARE Avy 1
SAR Operations (Highlights)
  • Corte De Madera - 11 Operational Periods, subject recovered (In County Mutual Aid)
  • Cutter Search - subject found alive (In County Mutual Aid)
  • 92 cliff op (In County)
  • Belmont SAR (In County)
  • Costal MVA Rescue (In County)
  • Alameda SAR (Out of County Mutual Aid)
  • Napa SAR (Out of County Mutual Aid)
  • Ortiz Search, Oakland (Out of County Mutual Aid)
  • Cantu Search, Tracy (Out of County Mutual Aid)
  • Dinky Lakes Wilderness, Sierra National Forest (Out of County)
  • Treasure Lakes, Sierra National Forest (Out of County)
  • MRA Winter Recertification
SAR Community Activities (Highlights)
  • Oakland Memorial Service
  • Modesto Memorial/Vigil
  • SLOSAR Memorial
  • COCO MRA test/prep
  • Joint Training Marin Fire Rescue

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Surviving an Avalanche, Caught on Camera

In this amazing video courtesy of National Geographic's Adventure Blog, we are provided an unique insight into what it must be like to fall victim to an avalanche. To me, the video was particularly striking in showing the claustrophobia that seemed to grip the skier, especially as his rescuers momentarily turn away from him.  Among other things, the video highlights the need to maintain victim/rescuer communication at all times.

Avalanche Skier POV Helmet Cam Burial & Rescue in Haines, Alaska from Chappy on Vimeo.