Wednesday, August 21, 2013

NAPSG & MapSAR Virtual Training: Wildland Search and Rescue

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Saturday September 14, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
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Please join NAPSG Foundation and our partners at MapSAR for a special training session on the MapSAR geospatial tool set. Maps are at the core of any Search & Rescue operation.  MapSAR, a combination of maps and GIS technology, helps us to conduct operations so that search teams get out the door more quickly, find those who are lost, and bring them home safely.

Experienced SAR instructors, GIS specialists and NAPSG are excited to offer this no-cost training seminar to show how public safety can incorporate MapSAR geospatial technology into the public safety mission.  Take this opportunity to learn first-hand from SAR members who have successfully used MapSAR in the field to complete their mission.

The purpose of this training is to:
  • ·        Introduce how SAR and other public safety operations can benefit from GIS.
  • ·        Introduce the MapSAR software (a free download).
  • ·        Learn how MapSAR can help with planning and mapping within ICS operations.

While MapSAR is designed for the wildland environment, this training session is not limited to wildland responders.  At NAPSG's recent Northeast Summit, MapSAR was successfully taught to a wide mix of public safety officials - including urban SAR, structural fire, and law enforcement personnel.

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