Attendees at the upcoming National Search and Rescue Conference (SARCON 2015) will have the opportunity to participate in a virtual search mission and learn how to use cloud-based incident management software for an emergency response during a presentation scheduled Friday, June 5, in Estes Park, Colorado.
The presentation will be facilitated by Mission Manager technical experts, Eric Hanigan and Chris Stevens, on Friday June 5, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the YMCA of the Rockies. It will feature a mock lost person incident that revolves around two boys who went missing near the YMCA camp in the Colorado Rockies.
Attendees can learn how to manage and track all aspects of the search effort on their own laptops, smartphones or tablets. The mission will include 14 virtual search members, a SAR K9, a Command Post, and clues such as footprints and gum wrappers. This field information, along with other points of interest, will appear on live mission maps of the area surrounding the YMCA camp where the boys may have wondered off.
SARCON attendees interested in participating in the virtual mission are encouraged to pre-register and receive login information by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. To see an overview of the topics to be covered, download the PDF presentation.
In addition to the presentation, Mission Manager representatives will provide hands-on demos at the company’s booth #118. Here, the staff will show how search-and-rescue personnel can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their missions – and help save lives and property – through its robust incident management software.
Based on Preparation, Readiness and Execution, Mission Manager uniquely provides an operational environment for daily team management and also serves as an online command center. In the field, Mission Manager provides a common operational picture for members in multiple locations using multiple devices. After the incident, administrators can produce instant reports with analytics needed for legal compliance, debriefs and reimbursements.
SARCON 2015 – a multifaceted training forum and exhibition that caters exclusively to SAR professionals from around the nation – is sponsored by the National Association for Search and Rescue, Colorado Search and Rescue Board and Mountain Rescue Association. In addition, the Larimer County Search and Rescue of Fort Collins, Colorado, will serve as the local host team.
For more information about SARCON, please visit http://www.coloradosarboard.org/SARCON.shtml