Team Meeting | January 2018

SDMRT Team Meeting Agenda & Minutes

Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 1900 at County Operations Center

Pre-meeting: A. Kimmerly gave presentation on super-munter tying technique.

Treasurer’s Report – TJ
December & 2017 calendar year reports – See board meeting minutes.
All SDMRT & MRA dues paid

Operations Committee – Tony
Operations (Will P)
2017-16, El Cajon, 12/24/17 Frank Taylor

  • Ops report pending

2017-17, Descanso, 12/30-31/17 Ronald Barnes

  • Ops report published
  • Extensive discussion of search and the use of ‘10ES5’ radio code. Richard to follow up with Sgt. Duey

Next Ops Comm meeting in Feb TBA

Training Committee – Hugo
Training Committee for 2018: Hugo, Melissa, Steve, Sharon, Lee, & Terra
SAR Ops field training, 12/16/17

  • Full debrief pending review of student surveys.

SDSDAR All-Units field training, Volcan Mtn, 1/6/18

  • 0800-1900, 4 subjects, approximately 80 searchers & staff. Successful training in collaboration with SDSAR, State Park Rangers & Civil Air Patrol. 13SDMRT members in attendance.
    Richard to provide feedback from SDMRT to SDSAR.

Upcoming Tech I field training, Joshua Tree, 1/12-14/18 – Adam

  • See 1/10/18 lister email from A. Kimmerly

Upcoming SoCal MRA Winter Workshop, 1/20/18, Joshua Tree NP, Indian Cove, tech rope rescue – Adam

Reminder to get your trip permits pulled early for upcoming field trainings!
Working on MOU between SDMRT & Cleveland National Forest

New trainee tracking to field qualification – Status Update
– 1/24/18 90-day deadline only 14 days away!
– DSW registration
– Field pack check (tech items not required before April)
– NIMS courses 100b, 200b, & 700a
– Background investigation application, including 1-page medical release
– Have you registered for your medical/CPR course?

Personnel – Richard
Resignations: Michael Fisher 1/1/18
LOAs: None

MRA Liaison – Kayley/Monty

  • CRMRA board voted to recommend Orange County for associate membership to national MRA.
  • March reaccreditation is in Alabama Hills, see
  • Mark Baldwin is new state SAR coordinator.
  • MRA winter meeting is first weekend of february in Utah.
  • MRA conference is in Alberta Canada in June. Highly recommended by Monty. Scholarship available, which you are extremely likely to receive if you apply, see or contact Monty.

Sheriff Liaison – Hugo

  • SDSAR debriefed Ronald Barnes search. Noted improvement need on some issues, including Mission Manager usage.
  • Add your photo to mission manager!

Medical – Patrick Carey

No Updates

Equipment – Grayson Hough
No Updates

Noted ‘highest attendance’ for 2017 operations:

Bill McNaul – 13

Jesse Ma – 12

Marshall Masser – 10

Dennis Peck – 8

Rob Bair – 7

Ming Chaung, Richard Yocum – 6

Steve Herman, Adam Kimmerly, Brian White, Kyle Alberson – 5