Search and Rescue Training

ORONO - Experts and volunteers are receiving hands-on training for search and rescue missions this weekend.

The two-day training is a yearly event for the Maine Association for Search and Rescue.

Held this year at the University of Maine, attendance includes the Warden Service, but is primarily made up of civilian volunteers.

Teams learn about new research and hear from highly experienced officials.

In addition, volunteers will spend time practicing for night rescue missions.

This year's training sessions for search and rescue volunteers focus on topics such as man-tracking, land navigation, and treating for frost bite and cold weather injuries.

Erin Thomas

Reporter
ethomas@wvii.com

Erin joined the ABC-7 and FOX Bangor news team in February 2012. She was born and raised in Presque Isle, Maine where she attended Presque Isle High School.  While in college Erin interned in the WVII news room before working as a Production Assistant.  In May of 2012, Erin received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Maine, along with a minor in Anthropology.  When she's not out covering local news, Erin enjoys running, skiing, visiting with family and friends, and traveling around this beautiful state.  She is especially interested in outdoor adventure so if you have a story idea, send it her way!

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