Search & Rescue Training Class


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Pictured left to right: Detective Joey McEuen (Instructor), Sgt. Kyler Cox, Searcher BJ Barkely, Commander Todd Sosey, (Instructor), Searcher Rod Gorder, Lt. Rich Titus and Captain Gene Hepler, (Instructor).


Recently four members of the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue unit completed a 40-hour class on Inland Search Management in Tucson. This class is instructed by the Arizona Search and Rescue Coordinator’s Association and had 24 participants and 11 instructors. Most of the participants were from Arizona search and rescue organizations, while two came from as far as Michigan State to attend. This training focuses on how to manage the search for a lost person incident and topics include the philosophy and legal aspects in Arizona; management of route and location searches; management of area searches; reference materials and resources readily available; and, several tabletop exercises based on past searches. This class was the largest class to date. Congratulations to everyone that participated and the instructors that made this training happen!