Subject: Training - Lost Persons Behavior
AAACERT is hosting “Lost Persons Behavior” training program on 24 February at the Anne Arundel County Fire Training Academy from 0800 – 1700.
Lost person behavior is the cornerstone of search and rescue efforts. During this one-day class, participants will learn about behavioral profiles that give insight into what drives the basic
behaviors of lost people, how to pinpoint the most likely areas to search, and how to create reflex tasking to deploy teams into the field as quickly as possible. Participants will put their knowledge to practice with numerous map problems.
Participants will be provided with the Lost Person Behavior book that can be used as a field reference. The LPB book is the definitive guide to solving the puzzle of where a lost person might be found. Included in the book are 41 subject categories with statistics from over 50,000 international SAR incidents, behavioral profiles, suggested initial tasks, special investigative questions, survivability, track offset, dispersion angles, and classic statistics such as distance from the initial planning point. Quite simply, the purpose of the book is to help searchers look in the right place to find lost subjects faster.
Also included are topographical maps for completing map problems in class. Participants should bring a pen, highlighter, and ruler. A certificate will be presented upon successful completion of the course.
The cost is $50 per student and includes textbook.
This course will be taught by Ms. Lisa Kakavas of UMBC and part of a Search and Rescue Team.
This class is appropriate for CERT, SAR, FD/EMS, Law Enforcement and others involved or interested in lost persons.PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO TEAM MEMBERS AND OTHERS WHO MAY BE INTERESTED.