Apr 13, 2015

Search and rescue training brings in helicopter, emergency vehicles

Did you notice the helicopter and other emergency vehicles swarming the CLC Brainerd campus this past weekend? It was part of a Wilderness Search and Rescue class held by CLC’s State Fire/EMS School.
The full-scale training operation class focused on search and rescue techniques, and offered hands-on training for about 75 law enforcement, firefighters, EMS and area scouts.
Emergency responders first trained in the classroom setting, focusing on three fields: Search/rescue, EMS, and incident command. Then they get some in the field experience in the afternoon, conducting two scenarios along the college’s riverbank and wooded area.
The Salvation Army was on-site to offer food to participants, who came from across the state, along with the surrounding counties of Crow Wing, Cass, Morrison, Todd and Wadena.
Eric Makowski Budrow, FIRE/EMS instructor, coordinated the training.

Check out the video the Brainerd Dispatch took of the event:
And watch Lakeland news tonight for a full story!