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- John Muir


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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.


  Meetings  7:30-9:30 PM

  1st Quarterly Leadership Meeting 525 Marshall St, Redwood City, CA 94063, USA Jan 9 TBA
  Leadership Meeting County Room 101, 455 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063 Jan 14 TBA
  Unit Meeting County Room 101, 455 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063 Jan 14 TBA
  Leadership Meeting Nike Classroom, 17930 Lake Chabot Rd, Castro Valley, CA 94546 Feb 18 TBA
  Unit Meeting Nike Classroom, 17930 Lake Chabot Rd, Castro Valley, CA 94546 Feb 18 TBA
  Leadership Meeting County Room 101, 455 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063 Mar 18 TBA
  Unit Meeting County Room 101, 455 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063 Mar 18 TBA
  Leadership Meeting Barkley's Apr 10 TBA
  Leadership Meeting Nike Classroom, 17930 Lake Chabot Rd, Castro Valley, CA 94546 Apr 15 TBA
  Unit Meeting Nike Classroom, 17930 Lake Chabot Rd, Castro Valley, CA 94546 Apr 15 TBA
  Applications to Join BAMRU Due TBA Apr 19 TBA
  Prospective Trainee Interviews TBA Apr 27 TBA
  Introduction to BAMRU * TBA May 8 TBA
  Leadership Meeting County Room 101, 455 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063 May 13 TBA
  Unit Meeting County Room 101, 455 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063 May 13 TBA
  Leadership Meeting Nike Classroom, 17930 Lake Chabot Rd, Castro Valley, CA 94546 Jun 17 TBA
  Unit Meeting Nike Classroom, 17930 Lake Chabot Rd, Castro Valley, CA 94546 Jun 17 TBA
  3rd Quarterly Leadership Meeting 525 Marshall Street, Redwood City, CA Jul 10 TBA
  Leadership Meeting County Room 101, 455 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063 Jul 15 TBA
  Unit Meeting County Room 101, 455 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063 Jul 15 TBA
  Leadership Meeting Nike Classroom, 17930 Lake Chabot Rd, Castro Valley, CA 94546 Aug 19 TBA
  Unit Meeting Nike Classroom, 17930 Lake Chabot Rd, Castro Valley, CA 94546 Aug 19 TBA
  Leadership Meeting County Room 101, 455 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063 Sep 16 TBA
  Unit Meeting County Room 101, 455 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063 Sep 16 TBA
  4th Quarterly Leadership Meeting 525 Marshall Street, Redwood City, CA Oct 9 TBA
  Leadership Meeting Nike Classroom, 17930 Lake Chabot Rd, Castro Valley, CA 94546 Oct 21 TBA
  Unit Meeting Nike Classroom, 17930 Lake Chabot Rd, Castro Valley, CA 94546 Oct 21 TBA
  Leadership Meeting County Room 101, 455 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063 Nov 11 TBA
  Unit Meeting County Room 101, 455 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063 Nov 11 TBA

  Trainings

  MRA Recert Practice Cragmont Rock Park, Berkeley Jan 12 Dan Herman, Yuchen Lin
  Snow Camping * G Carson Pass Jan 26 Dedecko
  Snow Skills / Snow Tech * TBA Feb 9 Ng
  MRA Recert Training TBA Feb 16 TBA
  MRA Snow & Ice Reaccreditation TBA Mar 2 TBA
  Mental Health Skills Night RWC Mar 6 L Chromik
  Mock Search G TBA Mar 23 White
  Lassen Small Alpine Lassen Volcanic NP Mar 30 Yuchen Lin
  SAR Basic G Huddart Park Apr 13 L Chromik
  Navigation Classroom * Redwood City May 15 Panek
  Navigation * TBA May 18 Panek
  Gear/Truck Familiarization * TBA May 19 Barkley
  Personal Rock Skills * TBA Jun 22 TBA
  Tracking * G TBA Jul 20 Dacre
  Low Angle * TBA Jul 21 Lariviere
  DO Skills * Redwood City Jul 31 Barkley
  AHC Skills * TBA Aug 14 Barkley
  Basic Technical Rescue * TBA Aug 24 Allen
  Search Management TBA Sep 21 Kantarjiev
  Operations Leader (OL) Training TBA Oct 12 Chang
  Urban SAR (USAR) TBA Oct 26 Taylor
  Search Exercise TBA Oct 27 Duncklee
  Medical * G TBA Nov 16 Lass
  Skills Weekend or Makeup Training TBA Dec 14 TBA
Asterisks * mark the core program for first-year trainees
'G' marks events that are open to Guests

  Community Events


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.

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

MRA Recert Practice
Cragmont Rock Park, Berkeley
2018-07-13 - 2018-07-15
Leaders: Dan Herman, Yuchen Lin

Snow Camping * G
Carson Pass
2018-07-13 - 2018-07-15
Leaders: Dedecko

This is an introductory training for snow camping and winter travel. The focus is on safe winter camping and winter travel techniques, tricks and tips. It is your opportunity to experiment with gear, and test survival techniques and to think how this would translate to a snow search where we spend the night out, intentionally or unintentionally.

Snow Skills / Snow Tech *
TBA
2018-07-13 - 2018-07-15
Leaders: Ng

Practice alpine snow travel, beacon and probe searches, snow anchors, and self arrest techniques. These skills are important for our winter/alpine operations.

MRA Recert Training
TBA
2018-07-13 - 2018-07-15
Leaders: TBA

MRA Snow & Ice Reaccreditation
TBA
2018-07-13 - 2018-07-15
Leaders: TBA

Mental Health Skills Night
RWC
2018-07-13 - 2018-07-15
Leaders: L Chromik

Mock Search G
TBA
2018-07-13 - 2018-07-15
Leaders: White

Our first recruiting event of the year, designed to show guests what it's like to respond to a callout and execute a search. Training open to Guests.

Lassen Small Alpine
Lassen Volcanic NP
2018-07-13 - 2018-07-15
Leaders: Yuchen Lin

SAR Basic G
Huddart Park
2018-07-13 - 2018-07-15
Leaders: L Chromik

Intensive weekend training to orient prospective members on the basic skills required to operate effectively in search and rescue operations. Intended for people with no prior SAR experience. Attendance at SAR Basic is one of the requirements for application to become a Trainee member. Training open to guests, pending Leader approval.

Navigation Classroom *
Redwood City
2018-07-13 - 2018-07-15
Leaders: Panek

Navigation *
TBA
2018-07-13 - 2018-07-15
Leaders: Panek

Navigation training and signoffs, concentrating on map/compass, gps/caltopo usage. Focusing on becoming an effective nav lead during operations. Prerequisite: Ability to read topo maps and relate terrain features to topo maps.

Gear/Truck Familiarization *
TBA
2018-07-13 - 2018-07-15
Leaders: Barkley

An introduction to our extensive gear collection and where everything is stored in the trucks. Learn how to set up a mobile command post.

Personal Rock Skills *
TBA
2018-07-13 - 2018-07-15
Leaders: TBA

This two day course covers general rock skills skill stations, scenarios, and discussion of their application within the SAR community. Topics include anchors (trad gear and natural protection), belaying, rappelling, basic self-rescue, jugging/ascending, and personal emergency evac equipment with scenarios. Focus will be on both theory and practice. Personal rock skills is a prerequisite for Basic Technical Training.

Tracking * G
TBA
2018-07-13 - 2018-07-15
Leaders: Dacre

The tracking training will cover primarily basic topics in tracking - recognizing sign, preserving clues, the structure of a tracking team, and following sign. Guests are welcome at this training, pending leader approval.

Low Angle *
TBA
2018-07-13 - 2018-07-15
Leaders: Lariviere

We will focus on single line rescue systems as an introduction to the larger world of technical rescue. Personal Rock Skills is required to attend this training.

DO Skills *
Redwood City
2018-07-13 - 2018-07-15
Leaders: Barkley

We'll cover the theory of being Duty Officer (what needs to be done during any DO shift, DO-ing during a training, what needs to be done in the ramp up for a search, etc), and the practice of DO-ing (how do we accomplish all of these things with the tools we have, like bamru.net). For new and experienced DO's alike!

AHC Skills *
TBA
2018-07-13 - 2018-07-15
Leaders: Barkley

The second half of the DO/AHC skills night series. This teaches you how to be an At-Home Coordinator of an operation.

Basic Technical Rescue *
TBA
2018-07-13 - 2018-07-15
Leaders: Allen

Basic Technical Rescue is two full days, covering the basics of our standard two-line TTRS high-angle rescue system. Participants must have completed Personal Rock Skills and Low Angle.

Search Management
TBA
2018-07-13 - 2018-07-15
Leaders: Kantarjiev

We will spend two days planning and executing the first operational period of a search operation, in slow motion, in rugged terrain.

Operations Leader (OL) Training
TBA
2018-07-13 - 2018-07-15
Leaders: Chang

Participation by invitation only. For Field and Technical Members.

Urban SAR (USAR)
TBA
2018-07-13 - 2018-07-15
Leaders: Taylor

Training on urban search and rescue techniques and safety.

Search Exercise
TBA
2018-07-13 - 2018-07-15
Leaders: Duncklee

Medical * G
TBA
2018-07-13 - 2018-07-15
Leaders: Lass

Medical Skills Training is all about putting our skills and knowledge to use. BAMRU has an exciting medical skills training planned this year. Some highlights include guest lecture by Stanford's Wilderness Medicine Fellow, Skill labs with lots of hands on practice, and the BAMRU Medical Olympics where groups compete at a diverse set of wilderness scenarios. Training open to guests, pending Leader approval.

Skills Weekend or Makeup Training
TBA
2018-07-13 - 2018-07-15
Leaders: TBA

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

 

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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