Saturday, July 27, 2013

Better Communications with Two-Way Radios

A person who has been lost in the woods needs to be found as soon as possible. This is especially true for children. Going on a walk in the forest is one thing; being stuck there overnight, and possibly for days on end, is something else indeed. 

The best way to find them is to organize a search party. You have to assume that they are injured and that they will not be able to help you by yelling for help or leaving signs. If they can, that is excellent, but you must assume that they cannot and take wherever steps you can to find them anyway. This means having the search party fan out in a long line so that all of the forest is covered. 

Every member of the party should have a way to get in touch with the people near them, whether that means a cell phone or  Motorola RDU2020 two way radios. This way, if the person is found, they can get help right away. This also ensures that members of the search party itself do not get separated and lost in the woods, making the situation worse. 

At least one person should keep track on a map of all of the areas that have been searched. You can do it in grids. This helps make sure that you are not searching the same areas over and over again. Each time you complete a grid, you can check it off and the party can move on.


About This Blog

Blog Archive

  © Free Blogger Templates Blogger Theme by 2008

Back to TOP