9/18/21 7:00AM to 7:00PM
The Thurston County Search and Rescue Council will be conducting a mock search and rescue training exercise on the grounds of The Evergreen State College on September 18, 2021 from 7:00 AM to 7:00PM. The council is composed of groups of search and rescue volunteers trained in wilderness, urban, and evidence search and rescue techniques. The council is sponsored by Thurston County Emergency Management. The mock search and rescue exercise is an official training exercise registered with the Washington State Emergency Management Division.
The exercise will have about 35-45 people participating and will be conducted on the Evergreen Campus. Area of use include the campus core, the housing area, and around some of our campus trails. All activities will be conducted outside and no interior building access will be conducted. Some of the participants will serve as actors while the teams conduct their mock search and rescue exercises. The mock search and rescue is conducted as a way for the various units to assess unit readiness and capabilities, ability to work and communicate together across the units, and assess mission leadership. Mock trainings and exercises are sometimes the first chance new volunteers have ability to work together.