SARCENTRAL CITY, Ky. (8/3/19) — A lot of instructors from across the state will come together today in Central City to provide cutting-edge search and rescue training to SAR teams, first responders and law enforcement using updated techniques, tactics and procedures.

The instructors have a diverse background to include the senior instructor for Kentucky Emergency Management, a dive rescue and underwater investigation instructor from Louisville metro police department, drone instructors, visual man-tracking instructors and cave rescue, according to Kentucky SAR Training Center Instructor David Everhart.

“They will offer training using the latest technology to include day and night use of thermal imaging, high tech drones, GPS, smart phone apps and other emerging technology,” said Everhart. “The city of Central City, Muhlenberg County Sheriff deputies,and emergency management from several counties around the state along with other agencies, have pulled together to create the training center and provide the best hands on scenario based training in the state.”

Everhart said instructors will have a track awareness course to teach 60 responders on the best tactics to establish a direction of travel from a last known point to drastically cut down a search area, he said.

“Better training will allow for more search and rescue operations compared to search and recovery of subjects,” he said.

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