BSAR annual training at JB Plain 15-17 July 2016

The Bush Search and Rescue Annual Training weekend was held on 15-17 July 2016 at JB Plain near Mt Hotham.  61 BSAR members and prospective members attended.

The weekend provided BSAR members and other interested experienced bushwalkers with training in skills for bush and alpine search and rescue. The program included exercises on first aid, treating hypothermia, using Bothy shelters, building survival shelters, evacuating a patient using Sked stretchers, radio use, navigation and night searching.

2016 JB Plain BSAR Training
Getting a patient in a wrap onto a Sked
2016 JB Plain BSAR Training
Paragard strecher
2016 JB Plain BSAR Training
Search task
2016 JB Plain BSAR Training
Deploying a bothy shelter over a patient

2016 JB Plain BSAR Training

2016 JB Plain BSAR Training
Snow shelter #1: Quinzee
2016 JB Plain BSAR Training
Snow shelter #2: “Snow cave” tarp
2016 JB Plain BSAR Training
Snow shelter #3: Trench with tarp
2016 JB Plain BSAR Training
Snow shelter #4: Igloo
2016 JB Plain BSAR Training
JB Plain
2016 JB Plain BSAR Training
Stretcher carry
2016 JB Plain BSAR Training
Assembling the sked
2016 JB Plain BSAR Training
Loading the bus