BSAR Field Organiser and Retired Rear Admiral Peter Briggs is leading a team of Australians on a different type of search - a mission to preserve the WW1 submarine AE2 as part of the Silent Anzac Project.
The May 2014 edition of Behind The Log, Bush Search and Rescue's regular newsletter, is now published and can be downloaded from [here] (pdf).
Saturday 22/03/2014 4pm. Bush Seach and Rescue was called out for a 4am departure from Melbourne to assist Police Search and Rescue searching for a missing person in the South Viking region of the Alpine National Park.
Sunday 23/3 1.01pm. Missing woman located by the police helicopter at 10:00am on Sunday and winched to safety.
BSAR team at search conclusion
This award is recognition of many years of dedicated advocacy and service on behalf of all bushwalkers.
Here is a simple informal protocol you can use with your mobile phone or tablet to assist communication with your next of kin during an emergency situation.
If you are in an emergency situation and not conscious, first responders may access your mobile phone.
If your phone is unlocked, they may check its address list for an "ICE" contact to get information about you and who they should contact.
A whistle is essential equipment for searchers to carry. It is also recommended that individuals carry a whistle on trips to remote areas. It is important to use a whistle that has a rating of 100 decibels or higher so that they can be heard from long distances when used. Some examples are whistles rated above 100 decibels are below.