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LOST PERSON BEHAVIOUR – A SEARCH AND RESCUE GUIDE ON WHERE TO LOOK – FOR LAND, AIR AND WATER BY ROBERT J. KOESTER

 

Price £28.00 delivered in UK

Lost person behavior is the cornerstone of search and rescue efforts. Based upon a landmark study, this book is the definitive guide to solving the puzzle of where a lost person might be found. Nowhere else is it possible to learn about the latest subject categories, behavioral profiles, up to date statistics, suggested initial tasks, and specialized investigative questions. Whether the subject is underground, underwater, under collapsed rubble, on land or has fallen from the sky, this book delivers what search managers need. Lost Person Behavior provides the reader with:

 
  • An indispensable book that can be used as a field reference (special rugged binding allows the book to lay flat) and an essential library reference;
  • The latest search and rescue incident statistics from the International Search & Rescue Incident Database (ISRID)…  More…

THE HANDBOOK FOR MANAGING LAND SEARCH OPERATIONS (REVISED)

 

 

Price £28.00 delivered in UK

The latest and most comprehensive handbook for the SAR Manager or Overhead Team Members who have to do the job on scene. This latest Revision provides comprehensive updates on lost and missing person behaviour along with suggestions, hints, reminders, forms and charts for those responsible to run a search for a missing person.  The new section on POD deals with the latest research on the tie-in between vision, detection and programming searchers in the field.

This new 424 page handbook has photos, and loads of suggestions, helpful hints, reminders, forms and charts essential to running a search. It was written to be used at search base and requires basic knowledge of search theory as well as the search management process. Design features a spiral binding for easy field use.  More…


THE TEXTBOOK FOR MANAGING LAND SEARCH OPERATIONS

 

The comprehensive Text for SAR Managers & Overhead

Price £38.00 delivered in UK

Team members who have the responsibility to run searches. This is a completely rewritten, and reorganized textbook for the course ‘Managing Land Search Operations’. This book takes the place of the original document ‘Search is An Emergency’ initially published by the Emergency Response Institute and later by Emergency Response International. The foundation material contained in this book has been the cornerstone for land search coordinators for over three decades in thirteen countries. If you an instructor, Search Manager, or Overhead Team Member in local or regional search operations, this is a must have text.

Previous versions of this book entitled ‘Search is an Emergency’… More…


FOUNDATIONS FOR AWARENESS, SIGNCUTTING AND TRACKING BY ROBERT SPEIDEN

 

Price £36.00 delivered in UK

This tracking textbook prepares the reader in the basic principles of visual human tracking as they apply to a SAR mission. For anyone who needs to interpret and follow human tracks or sign, this book is for you. In fact, anyone who steps out into the field will become a better searcher, if they learn and use the material in this book.

The book will aid in answering “What happened here?” and “Who made this track?” Through explanations, illustrations, and pictures from actual searches, this book describes methods and techniques used by tracking personnel to do the following:

  • Find, follow and interpret tracks and sign
  • Manage light and shadow to your advantage
  • Learn about improving your awareness… More…

 


TRACKING: A BLUEPRINT FOR LEARNING HOW. BY JACK KEARNEY

 

Price £24.00 delivered in UK

This book has been in print since 1978 and is widely recognised as the best ‘how-to’ book ever written on the subject of tracking people. It has long been considered the ‘Bible’ of Mantracking. To get some unbiased reader reviews, you can look up the title of this book on amazon.com’s website.

Writing about this book in his own book, Mostly Huntin’ world famous Marksman, Quick Draw Artist, and Big Game Hunter, Bill Jordan states: “If you are seriously interested in becoming a good tracker, this book is the means to that end. And, even if you intend to do all your tracking from an easy chair, the stories told will hold you spellbound. It’s mighty good reading, and I recommend it without reservation.”

The book tells the reader where to look, how to look, and what to look for… More…


URBAN SEARCH: MANAGING MISSING PERSON SEARCHES IN THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT

 

By Christopher S. Young and John Wehbring 

Price £28.00 delivered in UK

This book is the first comprehensive guide to urban search. It compares factors of an urban/suburban incident with a wilderness search, including preplanning, search management, special investigation considerations, unique urban strategy and tactics, use of resources, and documentation.

You will learn how to:

  • Understand your urban environment – residential, retail, business, industrial and/or recreational – and develop preplans accordingly
  • Conduct thorough investigations and interviewing – including training search personnel in door-to-door canvassing
  • Develop an accurate profile of the missing person using the newest urban specific data
  • Use the investigation information and scenario analysis… More…

SEARCH WHEEL

Price £15.00 delivered in UK

The Search Wheel leads students or experienced search planners through the initial response phase of the search. It is lightweight, durable, and waterproof.

Side One provides handy information on the steps needed to commit to a search effort and then deploy resources. Simply rotate the search wheel to tackle each critical topic. Topics include

 

the Last known Point, The Hub or IPP, Know Your Subject, Linear Features & Decision Points, Containment, and Hot Spots. Additional information provided on reflex tasking.

 

Side two presents essential information and behavior profiles for the most common lost subject categories. It covers hikers, mountain bikers, despondents, children, dementia, hunters, and climbers. The windows reveal the most current data on distance from the IPP/LKP and where the subject was found for

both mountainous and flat terrain. Data taken from the International Search & Rescue Incident Database (ISRID) which contains 50,000 SAR incidents. …More…