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04-04-2017, 23:25   #1
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how to join a search

if there is a search going on in your area how can you join up or volunteer?

is there a website or number to call?
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if there is a search going on in your area how can you join up or volunteer?

is there a website or number to call?
If volunteers are required, a call will be put out. If a call is not put out, you'd just as likely be getting in the way of a methodical search, as a private citizen.

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If volunteers are required, a call will be put out. If a call as the put out, you'd just as likely be getting in the way of a methodical search, as a private citizen.
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so if a person (who feels qualified) wants to lend a pair of eyes, to the saerch

are you saying that person should just work alone and not try to join up with the co-ordinated search
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Feels qualified or is qualified........

What's he saying is that if volunteers are required then they will be requested.

No one should be doing anything on their own
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so if a person (who feels qualified) wants to lend a pair of eyes, to the saerch

are you saying that person should just work alone and not try to join up with the co-ordinated search
You're either participating as part of a coordinated search operation (volunteers will always be supervised by an appropriate agency resource) or you ARE a liability in one way or another. It's one or the other.

Learn this mantra:

I will not deliberately act in any way that will divert resources to searching/rescueing/aiding me just because I felt I was a fully qualified Walter Mitty.

Sorry if that's unnecessarily harsh, but the underlying message is absolutely valid. If you're not 'tasked', you most likely a distracting nuisance to those who are in best case and at worst, you'll disturb evidence or end up needing help yourself.

Join your local Civil Defence if you want to help your community in an organised manner.
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