Cajun Navy Relief announced today that it will hold its first Search and Rescue Games on April 7, 2018 in Henderson Bay. The one day training exercise will implement the software used during actual natural disaster rescue scenarios and train onshore dispatchers and rescue teams in the water on how to locate those in need of help and return those rescuees to a safe space.
“Disaster situations often force us to try and train rescue teams and dispatchers in a very hurried manner, with lives on the line. With hurricane season rapidly approaching, we decided to hold a competition style training in the Atchafalaya Basin to work with rescue teams on the GPS software, create real life scenarios, where they must find flags, representing persons needing rescue, then return them back to base camp. We will simulate how many people can be rescued in one run and the boats must work with their dispatcher to be efficient and safe. Seconds matter when disaster strikes and we want to be as ready as possible to do our part,” said Shawn Boudreaux, CajunNavy Relief Chairman of the Board.
Boats and dispatchers wanting to participate in the Search and Rescue Games can register at cajunnavyrelief.com. There is a limited number of boats that can participate, so interested rescuers are encouraged to sign up today.