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Ready to serve, ready to save : stratagies of real-life search and rescue missions
Bulanda, Susan.
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Publication Information:
Wilsonville, Or. : Doral Publishing, [1999]

Physical Description:
237 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
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HV555.U6 B84 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Whether it is an earthquake, hurricane, flood, or terrorist attack, it seems that nearly every day there is some new tragedy on the evening news, and the world watches in awe-struck fascination as brave men and women lead dogs into the fray to look for survivors. This is a collection of actual missions from around the world and is written by the leaders in the search and rescue field. It conveys the harsh reality of what it is truly like to be a rescuer. This book also offers a truly unique look at search and rescue by examining the psychological aftermath on the rescuers. For those intrigued by search and rescue, this book will excite and amaze them. For those already practising search and rescue, this book will teach them about the different strategies involved in different parts of the world, due to varying geographical conditions.

Table of Contents

Jane Aspnes and John AspnesJane Aspnes and John AspnesJane Aspnes and John AspnesLarry BulandaSusan BulandaPatti BurnettPatti BurnettDave Cook and David HancockJulie Cotton and Dave BigelowTerry Crooks and Lt. Daryl AndersonHatch and Judy GrahamVi Carr Hummel and Sheriff Carey PettusDeputy Sheriff Roger KendleW.H. WeberDeputy Sheriff Roger KendleMarcia KoenigDave MeekMarilyn Neudeck-Dicken, Ph.D.Kathy NewmanDeborah PalmanDewey PerksDewey PerksSgt. Bill Schlichter and Susan BulandaDeb TirmensteinDeb TirmensteinDeb TirmensteinBill TolhurstBill TolhurstBill TolhurstKay Cooper-Watt and Hershel McAlisterDee Wild and Lisa HigginsSusan Williams
Acknowledgmentsp. 3
Forewordp. 7
Introductionp. 9
Missing Person, Possible Murder -- Wilderness Airscentp. 19
Suicide -- Wilderness Airscentp. 25
Drowningp. 29
Missing Walkerp. 34
Missing Person -- Suburban Search Scent Specificp. 39
Missing Childp. 44
Avalanchep. 47
Suicide: Wilderness Scent Specificp. 56
Missing Hiker: Mountain Scent Specificp. 67
Walk Away Child: Residential Scent Specificp. 83
Hospital Walk Away -- Wilderness Airscentp. 89
Murder -- Cadaver Searchp. 94
Plane Crashp. 115
"The Memorial on Wauhab Ridge"p. 120
Fire Stormp. 124
"The Bombproof Alert, or it Ain't Necessarily So"p. 132
Missing Child -- Wilderness Airscentingp. 135
"The Oklahoma City Bombing: What Have We Learned?"p. 140
Walk Away Children -- Wilderness/Residential Scent Specificp. 148
Possible Suicide -- Wilderness Airscentp. 151
"Tragedy in the Heartland: The Oklahoma City Bombing"p. 161
"The U.S. Embassy Bombing in Kenya: The American Response to Nairobi"p. 169
Tornado Disaster -- Airscentp. 176
Lost Hunter -- Wilderness Scent Specificp. 183
Missing Hunter -- Wilderness Scent Specificp. 189
If Only They Were All This Easyp. 196
"Scent Collection at a Crime Scene"p. 197
"Searching for a Grave"p. 198
"Line Search"p. 200
Drowningp. 202
Drowningp. 208
Suicide -- Wilderness Scent Specificp. 222
Appendix: Mission Outlinep. 229
Suggested Reading Listp. 233
Abbreviations and Termsp. 235
We've All Been Therep. 237