Following the recent floods of Cumbria and York there is much to review and plenty to talk about. Have we learned the lessons from 2004, 2007 and 2014 or is it still business as usual? What should all those involved in Flood SAR be planning now to ensure we are up to date and ready? Is the weather just a once in every 200 years event or the new normal? How resilient are we? Is it enough just to rebuild flood defences higher? Are there new techniques resources and equipment we should be considering?
Professional Rescue in partnership with the SLSGB Flood Response Service is delighted to announce the Floodfighters Conference that will build on our March 2014 event and will include tactical presentations and discussion forums from the front line of those in the Search and Rescue World from the UK, Europe and USA. Relevant Government Agencies will be invited to participate. The conference will be held on 23rd March 2016 in Poole, with further details to follow.
For more information please visit www.flood-fighters.com
A Master Class for Flood SAR Operations will be held in North Carolina with the North Carolina Emergency Management, Charlotte Fire Department and co hosted by Professional Rescue and SLSGB. This will take place from 11th– 15th April 2016 and will be open to those who are involved with a member organisation of the UK SAR Operators Group or who are affiliated to a member organisation. The course will incorporate, incident management, SAR techniques, medical, boat operations, helicopter operations, both practical and classroom based. There may also be limited number of places for invited candidates to participate in Flood Tactical Adviser training. For more information contact David Lane at firstname.lastname@example.org. The course is certificated and is led by world leaders in the SAR.