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"Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain."
- Richard Nixon


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Guest Policy

Permission to participate in any BAMRU event is at the sole discretion of BAMRU. Selected BAMRU trainings are open to guests provided the guest has: (1) attended the general meeting preceding the training, (2) turned in a completed Sheriff's Office waiver form and been "sworn" by a designated Sheriff's official, and (3) met with the training leader and been approved by that leader as meeting any prerequisites specific to that training. Two or three trainings during the spring recruiting drive are typically open to guests. Most other trainings are less open to guests; refer to the description of individual trainings for further information. All events and schedules are subject to change dogg.
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Training & Events
BAMRU Calendar
Our general meetings are open to the public. Some trainings are open to guests who have attended the general meeting preceding the training (see Guest Policy to the right); others are open only to BAMRU trainees and members.  See the descriptions of individual events for further information.

Showing scheduled events from May 2017 to May 2018.

  Meetings  7:30-9:30 PM

  Leadership Meeting 525 Marshall, Redwood City, CA May 15, 2017 TBA
  General Meeting Redwood City May 15 Chang
  Leadership Meeting Nike Classroom Jun 12 TBA
  General Meeting (not 3rd Monday) Castro Valley Jun 12 Chang
  Leadership Meeting 525 Marshall, Redwood City, CA Jul 17 TBA
  General Meeting Redwood City Jul 17 Chang
  Quarterly Leadership Meeting TBA Jul 26 BOD
  Leadership Meeting Nike Classroom Aug 21 TBA
  General Meeting Castro Valley Aug 21 Chang
  Leadership Meeting 525 Marshall, Redwood City, CA Sep 18 TBA
  General Meeting Redwood City Sep 18 Chang
  Leadership Meeting Nike Classroom Oct 16 TBA
  General Meeting Castro Valley Oct 16 Chang
  Quarterly Leadership Meeting TBA Oct 25 BOD
  Leadership Meeting 525 Marshall, Redwood City, CA Nov 13 TBA
  General Meeting (not 3rd Monday) Redwood City Nov 13 Chang

  Trainings

  Onboarding Skills Night * 525 Marshall St. RWC May 08, 2017 Torf-Fulton
  Navigation / Tracking Skills Night *G RWC room 101 May 17 White
  BASARC Helicopter Awareness Training Lake Mendocino Spillway May 19-21 SAR
  Navigation Training *G Pacheco SP May 20 White
  Tracking Training *G Pacheco SP May 21 Prost
  PRS Instructor Prep Night TBA Jun 07 Grishaver
  Purcell Prusik Skills Night TBA Jun 14 Grishaver
  Personal Rock Skills * TBA Jun 17-18 Grishaver
  DO Skills Night * TBA Jul 12 Chromik
  Truck/Gear Familiarity Training * TBA Jul 22 Taylor
  Low Angle Rescue * TBA Jul 23 Gross
  Tower Peak Small Alpine Hoover Wilderness Aug 04-06 Dedecko
  SMC Mock Search Lt Fogarty Aug 12 TBA
  DO Skills Night * TBA Aug 16 Chromik
  Basic Tech * TBA Aug 26-27 Dedecko
  On-road Truck Driving Training TBA Sep 16 Mandish
  Truck Training - Off Pavement Ops Carnegie SVRA, Tracy, CA Sep 17 Seffens
  Tech Evolutions Training TBA Sep 23-24 Garcia
  Heli Training TBA Sep 30 TBA
  OL Training TBA Oct 01 Chang
  Medical Skills *G TBA Oct 21-22 Little
  Practice Search G TBA Nov 04 TBA
  Search Management / Adv Search Strategy * TBA Nov 18-19 Hoagland
  Skills Weekend / Make Up Training * TBA Dec 09-10 TBA
Asterisks * mark the core program for first-year trainees
'G' marks events that are open to Guests

  Community Events

  Trainee Class Announced TBA May 05, 2017 Chang
  SMCSO S.T.A.R camp Hug-A-Tree presentation TBA Jun 27 Seffens
  Holiday Party TBA Dec 02 TBA

MEETINGS

General Meetings
7:30-9:30 PM, see calendar for location

Our monthly general meetings are open to the public, generally on the third Monday of the month (except where that falls on a holiday).  Note there are two locations at which we alternate having meetings, Redwood City and Castro Valley.  Check the calendar for specific months.  During our recruitment season, we'll be having informal Open House presentations at 7:00 PM before meetings. 

Board of Directors Meetings
7:30-9:00 PM, Redwood City

Board meetings are open to BAMRU trainees and members only.

Sheriff's Emergency Services Bureau Orientation
7:00-9:00 PM, Jury Assembly Room, Redwood City

This all-units ESB orientation is being put on by Sgt.  John Diggins for members and trainees of ESB units including BAMRU.  Dress is full uniform.

BASARC Meetings
Times and locations vary

BAMRU is a member of the Bay Area Search and Rescue Council.

Regional Meetings of the Mountain Rescue Association
Times and locations vary

The quarterly meeting of the California Region of the Mountain Rescue Association.  These meetings are open to members and trainees of CRMRA teams.

 

TRAININGS

Onboarding Skills Night *
525 Marshall St. RWC
2017-05-08
Leaders: B. Ezra Torf-Fulton


Navigation / Tracking Skills Night *G
RWC room 101
2017-05-17
Leaders: White/Prost


BASARC Helicopter Awareness Training
Lake Mendocino Spillway
2017-05-19 - 2017-05-21
Leaders: Mendocino County SAR and Napa County SAR

The California Office of Emergency Services in coordination with the California National Guard ("CNG"), the Napa County Sheriff Search and Rescue Team and Mendocino County Sheriff Search and Rescue Team invite you to attend a Helicopter Awareness Training. This training provides a venue for the CNG to educate SAR members from through-out the state of California on its operational capabilities. The training course will include instructions for extended operations, individual aircraft capabilities and provide in field experience for ground teams, K-9 units and ATV's. The training will be held at Lake Mendocino in Mendocino County.

Navigation Training *G
Pacheco SP
2017-05-20
Leaders: White


Tracking Training *G
Pacheco SP
2017-05-21
Leaders: Prost


PRS Instructor Prep Night
TBA
2017-06-07
Leaders: Grishaver

Time for PRS instructors to review skills and teaching approach for their PRS station(s). BAMRU members only.

Purcell Prusik Skills Night
TBA
2017-06-14
Leaders: Grishaver


Personal Rock Skills *
TBA
2017-06-17 - 2017-06-18
Leaders: Grishaver


DO Skills Night *
TBA
2017-07-12
Leaders: Chromik


Truck/Gear Familiarity Training *
TBA
2017-07-22
Leaders: Taylor


Low Angle Rescue *
TBA
2017-07-23
Leaders: Gross


Tower Peak Small Alpine
Hoover Wilderness
2017-08-04 - 2017-08-06
Leaders: Dedecko


SMC Mock Search
Lt Fogarty
2017-08-12
Leaders: TBA

Lt Fogarty is planning a large scale mock search, rescue and fire evacuation exercise on August 12, 2017. He has asked me to reach out to you guys to make sure you are available to participate. We don't have all of the details lined up yet but it will mostly likely be a very pre-dawn start time and will end mid day on August 12. This would be a collaborative effort among all units.

DO Skills Night *
TBA
2017-08-16
Leaders: Chromik


Basic Tech *
TBA
2017-08-26 - 2017-08-27
Leaders: Allen / Dedecko


On-road Truck Driving Training
TBA
2017-09-16
Leaders: Mandish

Training to get BAMRU members familiar with driving the BAMRU trucks.

Truck Training - Off Pavement Ops
Carnegie SVRA, Tracy, CA
2017-09-17
Leaders: Seffens

Search and Rescue takes members into inclement weather, across dirt roads, snow ice and other dangerous to navigate areas. This training is designed to provide members with basic knowledge of the tools available with certain vehicles, the capability of the vehicles and an opportunity to drive a challenging dirt trail that demonstrates the ability and limitations of driving the fleet of vehicles as it relates to SAR activities off pavement.

Tech Evolutions Training
TBA
2017-09-23 - 2017-09-24
Leaders: Garcia


Heli Training
TBA
2017-09-30
Leaders: TBA


OL Training
TBA
2017-10-01
Leaders: Chang


Medical Skills *G
TBA
2017-10-21 - 2017-10-22
Leaders: Little


Practice Search G
TBA
2017-11-04
Leaders: TBA


Search Management / Adv Search Strategy *
TBA
2017-11-18 - 2017-11-19
Leaders: Hoagland


Skills Weekend / Make Up Training *
TBA
2017-12-09 - 2017-12-10
Leaders: TBA


 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Trainee Class Announced
TBA
2017-05-05
Leaders: Chang


SMCSO S.T.A.R camp Hug-A-Tree presentation
TBA
2017-06-27
Leaders: Seffens

S.T.A.R camp is an event sponsored and supported by SMCSO aimed at reaching out to youths throughout our County. Sheriff's personnel and young campers trek to a local county camp for a week-long camping trip. This is a once in a lifetime experience for many of the children. This trip provides the children an opportunity to experience the great outdoors and enjoy a brief respite from the stress of inner city life. BAMRU promotes preventative-SAR by presenting the Hug-A-Tree activity; this program was developed by NASAR to educate children in a select few of the most basic and vital survival principles. It is also an opportunity to demonstrate some of the tools and techniques to the children and allows kids to meet more personnel who could be involved in the event a search be initiated.

Holiday Party
TBA
2017-12-02
Leaders: TBA


 

EMERGENCY SERVICES BUREAU CALENDAR

BAMRU is one of several specialized units comprising the San Mateo Sheriff's OfficeEmergency Services Bureau (ESB).  The fullESB Calendar shows BAMRU events along with those of other units.

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