Category Archives for "RESPONSE"

Starve Fear in 3 Steps

Search & Rescue Fundamentals

  Fear feeds on a powerful combination of two ingredients: The incident that induces the fear (darkness, fire, snakes, falling, public speaking, etc.) The helpless feeling of not knowing how to respond to that incident. As responders, we’ve likely all been on the business end of a fear-inducing incident. However, most aren’t remembered that way […]

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Service Above Self

“I believe that rendering of useful service is the common duty of mankind and that only in the purifying fire of sacrifice is the dross of selfishness consumed and the greatness of the human soul set free.” ~John D. Rockefeller, Jr. (Service is #8 of his family’s 10 principles that he shared with the United […]

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Pendulums and Your Successful Drone Program

Drones (UAV – Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) and drone programs are a thing these days.  And despite some detractors, they are – and should be – here to stay. Through their human pilot operators … they’ve found impressive relevance in home inspections, disaster scene size-up and search and rescue for the lost and missing. But like most public technology, […]

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Get Things Done and The Sequence of Response

Little Timmy is missing after the tornado and is reportedly trapped in the collapsed building.  He is likely running out of air, viability and hope.  A team of searchers is rapidly searching void spaces in the collapsed building using high-tech camera’s that extend into cracks to detect survivors on the inside.  One searcher sees a […]

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