Tragedy struck a West Tennessee family in late January when a 2 year old boy wandered off into the woods and was the subject of a large scale search. http://www.jacksonsun.com/story/news/local/2016/01/21/body-noah-chamberlin-found/79134468/
It was this incident that changed our regular BUSAR monthly training into a collaborative, multi-agency event.
On Saturday, February 6, the 1st Annual Blount County SAR Exercise was hosted by BUSAR, Blount County Rescue Squad, and the Blount County Special Operations Team.
Jeff Wadley, a SAR theorist and 30 year veteran of Civil Air Patrol, spent the first half of the day covering Search and Rescue theory and lost person behavior. We then hit the field and conducted the simulated search for a toddler in the woods surrounding Camp Montvale.
Special thanks to Jeff Wadley, Brian Osgood, Roger Murphy, and Camp Montvale.
Our hearts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Noah.
At the end of the day, the BUSAR boys and girls got worked by Captain Morgan’s kettlebell collection during a PT session.