Search and Rescue
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What Would You Do? EMS obligation to access a snowbound patient–
What is the obligation of EMS providers to reach a patient when severe weather strikes? Dr. David Tan and Steve Whitehead discuss an incident when heavy snow made it nearly impossible to reach a patient that had called 911 several times for help.
Read about the 2010 Pittsburgh incident where a man died after waiting 30 hours for an ambulance. And view the photo of the firefighters who carried a patient 10 blocks during a November 2014 snowstorm.
How to train an avalanche search and rescue dog–
Watch Moose work, train and see what it takes to be an avalanche dog.
Using a UAV for search and rescue–
D.E.E.M.I., a Maine SAR organization, specializes in aerial and ground search missions for people in the community who have gone missing. See how they use a UAV (drone) for their life-saving efforts.
Mich. EMT, firefighter missing–
The family of Timothy Graves is asking for help in search; he’s been missing since leaving work Sunday
Off-duty firefighter goes missing while camping in Calif.–
Mike Herdman, 34, was hiking with a friend when he went running after his dog and disappeared
Standing Orders: Tips for treating USAR crush injuries–
Dr. Tan examines crush injuries in the USAR setting, reviews the three most common types of injuries, and discusses treatment considerations for crush injuries.