|Top of the Hill||Boots and Blisters||Business as Usual:Meeting Minutes|
|Who's Who and New||Gearing Up||Medical News|
|Bronze Boot||Web News||Special Notes|
| Recent Missions
|| Callout Information
|Top of the Hill||by Tom Russo, President|
On a personal note: my cousin Cathy Zarr was one of the paramedics on scene at the World Trade Center. Her brother, Carl, is with the NYPD and is also working the scene. While it is worrisome that she was hospitalized after being overcome by smoke, I am greatly relieved that neither she nor Carl are among the missing. My brother-in-law, Eric Fredericks, is one of the iron workers who are working to dismantle the twisted wreckage. My sister Dianna, who normally would have been on her way from the World Trade Center subway station to her office nearby at the time of the disaster, was on vacation in the Caribbean at the time with several of her friends that worked in or near the twin towers. Needless to say, I am well aware of the anguish that those with missing loved ones must feel --- it took several hours to get in contact with my family to confirm everyone's safety. I'm very thankful that my news was good news all around, and my thoughts and prayers are with those who were not as fortunate.
On another note, just yesterday I was driving home and realized that there's only one more meeting between the publication of this issue and the close of nominations for officers for 2002. Guess we ought to think about opening nominations, yes? Please start thinking about who you'd like to see in office next year, and submit your nomination to any current officer by the close of the November business meeting.
Planning for the mock search has been going well. While we don't expect the tremendous turnout we had last year (about 70 responders), we have confirmed that several teams from around the state will indeed be out to play that night. Please let's have as close to 100% Cibola attendance as we can. With ground-pounding missions so few and far between these days, we could use all the practice we can get. Watch your phones around 5pm on Saturday, 15 September.
|Boots and Blisters||by James Newberry, Training Officer|
Here is what's coming up in the near future for your training pleasure.
|September 15|| MOCK SEARCH |
somewhere in the Sandias. around 6ish pm. This promises to be a great Training opportunity for one and all. There will be Teams coming from all over the state to participate. A good turn out from Cibola is a must. See one and all there!
|September 29||Wilderness 1st aid and Wfr refresher|
Location ? and cost ? to be talked about at the meeting.
|Oct. 6||Litter Evaluation|
3 gun springs trail head inn Carnuel. 9 am Call the voice mail hotline and let me know your coming.
|Oct. 11|| Business meeting 7:15 pm |
Pre meeting Training Critical stress management 6:30 pm
|Oct. 14|| Map reading training |
time and location TBA
Until next time
Paratus Et Vigilans
|Business as Usual:Meeting Minutes||by Jeff Phillips, Secretary|
1 Familiar face, Aidan Thompson.
2 New faces, Karen Moore and David Brysdal.
Tom will host a party for Susan Corban at his home on Saturday August 25th.
|Who's Who and New||by David Dixon, Membership Officer|
I encourage everyone to attend this month's mock search training. We all long for more missions so let's make up our own, have fun and learn some new things. We'll also have the opportunity to work with other teams. (A reminder again that some of you need the training to get back to mission availability).
A few weeks ago we had our "Thank You" party for Susan Corban. There was lots of food and drink, comraderie with Cibola people, comraderie with non-Cibola people and a very surprised Susan. I know she appreciated it and thought that the engraved leatherman was the perfect gift. The officers thank all who contributed to it. A big thanks also to Tom for hosting.
|Gearing Up||by Tony Gaier, Equipment Committee chair|
|Bronze Boot||submitted by James Newberry|
|Medical News||by Mike Dugger and Mickey Jojola|
Our class will be a special one for several reasons. First, we will have a great instructor - Carl Gilmore of Taos. Carl is an wilderness EMT-P, and has been teaching medical classes all over the region for many years. He is also well known at the EMS Bureau and up on all the regulations and protocols there. Second, in addition to all the required FR material, Carl is a qualified Wilderness Medical Associates (WMA) instructor, so our refresher will include information consistent with this well-known wildnerness training program. Third, this class combines WFA and the WFR refresher required of EMS-certified WFRs, so that both medical providers and those who just want to be able to take care of themselves and team mates can attend most of the class together.
Cost for the class and any team financial support will be discussed at our business meeting. After we know how many of our team members will attend, we will open up the class to others in the search and rescue community, followed by anyone else that wishes to attend. External costs for the WMA-WFR refresher will be around $250, and for the WFA portion alone around $200. There is no other class like it - I expect it will be a fun and informative experience!
|Web News||by Tom Russo|
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