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#119484 - 01/09/08 03:47 PM SAR Kit
mtngoat Offline
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Registered: 07/23/07
Posts: 11
I am going to be joing my local Fire Dept. SAR team in a few months and was wondering if ya'll had any ideas on what I need to include in my SAR kit. Staarting from scratch, dont know if they supply anything, lets say I have to supply every thing.

Thanks
goat

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#119486 - 01/09/08 03:54 PM Re: SAR Kit [Re: mtngoat]
Hacksaw
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When you join you should get a manual which includes a list of what you're expected to have gear wise (based on my personal experience only)...it's a great place to start. Then from that list you can modify or expand as needed for your own gear.

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#119489 - 01/09/08 04:26 PM Re: SAR Kit [Re: mtngoat]
MoBOB Offline
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Registered: 09/17/07
Posts: 1219
Loc: here
Do a search of the Forum.

Go to the Advanced section and enter SAR* in the box
Change the date range from Newer than 1 year
and Older than 1 day.

This will give you bunch of Forum posts dealing with subject.

A couple of the guyson here have great SAR Packs they have assembled. They have posted the contents list, and sometimes pictures, of their gear.

The search will save you a ton of time.

Happy scrounging....
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#119492 - 01/09/08 04:53 PM Re: SAR Kit [Re: NightHiker]
MoBOB Offline
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Registered: 09/17/07
Posts: 1219
Loc: here
PMing you
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#119493 - 01/09/08 04:56 PM Re: SAR Kit [Re: MoBOB]
MrEarp Offline
Stranger

Registered: 01/09/08
Posts: 19
Loc: Grand Rapids, MI
Each area will have there own kit reccomendations.

The team I'm on has a "required" list

http://www.kentcountysar.org/gear.php

many teams though have just reccomended equipment. about a week or less ago someone on here posted a very very nice review of what was in their pack.

I keep 2 packs a Search Pack and a support pack

My Search pack weigh's in at about 20-25#. My search pack is loaded with the basics. Basic survival and first aid for both Victim and I. Along with Water and other important things.

My support pack has everything else. When I get on scene and can figure out exactly what is needed I move contents around and add or take things out of my Search pack. This way I can keep my pack light yet still have plenty of gear back at the base to use as needed. IE get back and I'm soaked I have dry cloths. One of these days I'll empty it all out and take some pictures.

Hope this helps

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#119494 - 01/09/08 05:09 PM Re: SAR Kit [Re: MoBOB]
JIM Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 03/18/06
Posts: 1032
Loc: The Netherlands
Originally Posted By: MoBOB
Do a search of the Forum.

Go to the Advanced section and enter SAR* in the box
Change the date range from Newer than 1 year
and Older than 1 day.

This will give you bunch of Forum posts dealing with subject.

A couple of the guyson here have great SAR Packs they have assembled. They have posted the contents list, and sometimes pictures, of their gear.

The search will save you a ton of time.

Happy scrounging....


That won't work. The search function only works if you type more than 3 letters. Try 'SAR-kit'.

Or even better..Copy Hacksaw's SAR-kit and adjust to your specific needs.
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#119495 - 01/09/08 05:29 PM Re: SAR Kit [Re: mtngoat]
paramedicpete Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 04/09/02
Posts: 1920
Loc: Frederick, Maryland
Here is one more resource:

How To Pack For SAR


Pete

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#119511 - 01/09/08 07:20 PM Re: SAR Kit [Re: paramedicpete]
teacher Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 12/14/05
Posts: 910
Search google for 24 hour pack -- its what SAR teams commonly use.
( also 72 hour pack.)



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#119540 - 01/09/08 10:38 PM Re: SAR Kit [Re: mtngoat]
clearwater Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 03/19/05
Posts: 1163
Loc: Channeled Scablands
Winter ski SAR, click on the "Gear List" link.

http://www.tahoenordicsar.com/Training/training.php

This is for a hasty team primarily chasing down out of bound's
skiers and lost snomobilers, so is pretty minimal. Too heavy
a pack and you get left behind or can't make turns in the cement. List made up by an ER Doc and former back country ranger.

Group gear taken depending on search.
Snowshoes for lost folks
Two piece cascade sled
Pyramid tarp
Clinometer


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#119541 - 01/09/08 10:49 PM Re: SAR Kit [Re: clearwater]
Alan_Romania Offline

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Registered: 06/29/05
Posts: 631
Loc: Arizona
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