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Sun, Jan 23


Online via Zoom

Webinar > Technology for SAR Teams

This class offers in-depth training on the set up and use of CALTOPO and SARTOPO, Telegram, and Zello in the field of canine search and rescue (Handlers/ Flankers).

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Webinar > Technology for SAR Teams
Webinar > Technology for SAR Teams

Time & Location

Jan 23, 2022, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM CST

Online via Zoom

About The Event

This class will cover a few of the more common pieces of tech used during SAR incidents that relate to incident mapping, communications, and logging activity. Using technology during a search can make limited resources more efficient and aid in accountability and documentation of the incident. A vital component of a successful SAR operation is that command needs to be able to have a clear picture of the tasks that are ready to be assigned, tasks that are currently in progress, and tasks that have already been completed.  Having a mapping system that is easy to use is a very important part of maintaining this awareness.

Zello is used as a communications walkie/talkie application.

Telegram is used as a primary log and chronological 

SARTopo is used for collaborative search planning, detailed elevation profiles and terrain analysis, printing geospatial PDFs, exporting maps to your smartphone, and allowing LE and Search Mangers real-time viewability of your team movement while searching, thus allowing them birdseye view and that ability to direct your team to uncovered areas.

What we will cover

  • Installing CalTopo on tablets / IPad (minus Chromebooks & Toughbooks)
  • Installing CalTopo on phones
  • How to get your map for the search

Before traveling to search area

  • How to Start a Track AND End Tracks
  • How to Add and Save objects/markers

End of Mission or When You Have to leave

How to work with SARTOPO on your computer (includes Chromebooks & Toughbooks)

Installing Telegram on tablets /IPad, Phones, and computers

How to Create groups and Communication Logs

Installing Zello phones

  • How to use Zello effectively
  • How to create private team networks
  • How to use Zello verbal logging

Instructor | Jennifer Hirakawa

This will be covered in two 3 hour sessions. There will be a 1 hour break.


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