K9 Operations Team Donations - Thank You!
Monday, 16 February 2015 00:00

K9 BuzzThe K9 Operations Team of the McLean County Emergency Management Agency would like to extend our most sincere appreciation and gratitude to the Corn Belt Kennel Club of Bloomington, Illinois and to Kay Richardson for their exceptionally generous donations to support the K9 team. As an all-volunteer organization, these donations are so important to enabling us to continue to maintain the highest standards of training and certifications to respond to/provide support for search and rescue emergencies and disasters.

-Joan Brehm, Ph.D.
K9 Operations Team

Search and Rescue Management (SARM) Course
Sunday, 25 January 2015 14:36
Illinois Search and Rescue CouncilThe McLean County EMA is hosting the ISARC Search and Rescue Management (SARM) course February 21-22, 2015 at Illinois State University. This class will prepare students to manage the search for a missing person through the first operational period. Topics covered during this 2-day classroom setting include:
  • Relevant case studies
  • Roles and Responsibilities of the Search Manager
  • Lost Person Behavior (high-level)
  • Incident Assessment
  • Initial Response
  • First Operational Period
  • Ongoing Operations
  • Managing External Influences
  • Suspension & Demobilization
  • Planning, Training & Standards
For more information and to register for the course, click here. Registration closes on February 17 at 12:00 CST.