Mack Moad, organizer of the new Sequoyah County Mounted Search and Rescue, reports Phase 3 of the training has concluded. He reports 20 horses have passed the test, the equine handler obstacle course, and 13 team members will move on to Phase 4.
Team members learned the practical application of land navigation and terrain association map reading, helicopter landing and liftoff, field expedient medical methods, and rescue communications exercises.
Moad said, “We are very proud of the 13 members who have moved through the course with dedication and commendable effort. It looks like we will be completed with the graduation of the team members by about the middle of April.”
Steve Rutherford, Sequoyah County Emergency Management director, also attended the obstacle course training.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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