|Top of the Hill||Boots and Blisters||Who's Who and New|
|Top of the Hill||by Tony Gaier, President|
Last month we had 5 people attend the search techniques evaluation. Everyone passed the evaluation and we also collected some good information for helping to modify our current standards.
There is a land navigation evaluation planned for this month, it will be on the 27th. If you plan to attend this evaluation please leave a voice message on the hotline by Friday the 26th.
We are more than half way through the year and there are only five evaluation opportunities left. October 22nd is the LAST chance for a Search Techniques Evaluation this year. There are only two Land Navigation Evaluations left, August 27th and November 20th. September 18th and December 17th are the last Litter Evaluations. Currently, there are only four people who have completed all their required evaluations for the year. So please take a few minutes to look at your calendar and plan your evaluation schedule accordingly.
|Boots and Blisters||by Mike Dugger, Training Officer|
The training for August 13 will be a one-day Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course, instructed by Cy Stockhoff. He has condensed a Wilderness Medical Associates two-day WFA course into one day, with a focus on the injuries we are likely to run into and the skills we will need to take care of ourselves and one another. This training is not intended to provide the skills necessary to treat a subject on a mission, but rather skills we need to take care of ourselves and teammates. The training will begin at 9:00 AM at the Tijeras Ranger Station, about a mile south of the light at the Tijeras exit from eastbound I40.
Next month, we will have a four wheel drive training on September 10. The New Mexico Four Wheelers will take us into some challenging terrain and help us get the most out of our four wheel drive vehicles. This has always been a terrific training, and this year’s 4WD training should be great as well.
|Who's Who and New||by Bob Baker, Membership Officer|
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