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June Training Summery

Here is what we have planned for June training;

June 9th , 9:00am at the – We will be hosting a SARTopo digital map class at the Middlebourne Senior Center. This is a very simple yet powerful online/offline mapping program we will be using in the future. Patty Lindsey will be the instructor. Patty works with the developer of the software and has taught several classes through out the tri-state area. You can bring your own laptop but if you don’t have one please let me know and we will provide one. PLEASE let me know if you plan to attend. Check out

The LEPC Meeting is June 7th at 9:am at Middlebourne Senior Center Banquet Room.

The canine handlers will train at the Paden City facility June 23rd starting at 9:00am.

As a heads-up July will be a busy training month. PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

July 6th – LEPC

July 14th Field Team Training

July 17 and 18 US Coast Guard Inland SAR training – Details later

The canine will be training July 7 and 21

Call or email me for details

Tom Cooper 304-771-3674


May Training Schedule

April 29th – The canine handlers plan to get together at the Paden City warehouse around 8am to do some training.
May 3rd– The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) meeting is at 9am in the Middlebourne Senior Center.
May 6th – The canine handlers plan to get together at the Paden City warehouse around 9am to do some training.
May 12th– A special 8 hour NASAR search management training will be held at 8am for those of you who may be managing a lost person event. “Search & Rescue Initial Actions (SARIA)” will be instructed by B.E.R.T.S. You must let me know ASAP if you plan to attend this special training so that we can cover the $95 tuition (no charge to you).
May 19th & 20th – This two day Wilderness First Aid training is available to all responders. The location has not been announced yet. If there is enough interest in this we will offer the additional two days of training that makes this the Advanced Wilderness Training. There is a tuition that we can cover if you let me know right away.
Thanks Tom Cooper   304-771-3674

March Field Team Training


Our Field Team Training will be this Saturday, March 10th, starting at 10:00 am. We will train at the Momentive Employee Park. The gate will be open at 9:45.

I’m still working on the details but we plan to train on clue awareness and search patterns. We may throw in some compass, GPS, IC and communications. We plan to be outside exercising on these topics.

The canine handlers are planning to do some dog training directly AFTER the field training at the Arvilla Community building.

Call or email for directions or more information.

Thank you,

Tom Cooper

February Field Training

We are set to have our February field training this Saturday the 10th at the Momentive Park starting at 10am.

We will start with a medical training on “bleeding control” instructed by Dr. McClure.

After this we will be discussing the broad subject of “command staff support functions”. For this reason we would like to send out a special invitation to all the folks who have offered many years of support including those who cook, provide weather support, help with equipment, provide communications. This is especially important to those of you who have trained but are not currently able to go out in the field. We plan to start providing more of this specialized type of support training, including search management training in the very near future.

As in the past, we will do an undetermined training that will take us to the field. We haven’t decided if it will be on map and compass or clue detection but we will come up with something to get us outdoors.

As usual the canine handlers are planning to do some additional training with their dogs after the field training.

Call or email with any questions

Tom Cooper


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