Hiking Safety: Secrets of Search and Rescue workshop, Fri., March 10

As the Shoreline Community College Hiking Club prepares for its winter excursion this weekend, we invite all members of the campus to join us for an informational presentation by Everett Mountain Rescue – Hiking Safety: Secrets of Search and Rescue. The presentation is this Fri., March 10 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the PUB 9202.

Overview of Presentation
Formed in 1954, Everett Mountain Rescue is an all volunteer, non‐profit organization dedicated to saving lives through rescue and mountain safety education. We are located in Snohomish County, Washington, and work in close coordination with Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue and the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. Our primary service area is Snohomish County, between Puget Sound and the Cascade mountain crest, but we also provide mutual aid to Search and Rescue (SAR) incidents throughout Washington State.

During our SAR missions, we routinely encounter larger numbers of hikers and climbers who have been unprepared for their wilderness experience. We believe that a small amount of proactive education can lead to better choices, better preparedness, and increased survivability for Northwest hikers.

Our presentation mixes real-life SAR drama with experienced-based advice to provide key messages about risk-awareness, being better prepared, what to do if lost, and assessing natural hazards in the Pacific Northwest. Our target audience is both novice and experienced hikers, from youth to adults.

Presenter Bio: Guy Mansfield, Ph.D. is an experienced climber and hiker who has been active in Search and Rescue since 2008. He is the lead Wilderness Navigation instructor for Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue and has presented at both state and national SAR conferences.

Presentation Format and Duration: The presentation is an interactive slide show/discussion that lasts 60-90 minutes, with opportunities for questions from the audience.

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