The Manhattan Fire Department's Technical Rescue Team will be conducting search and rescue training at Washington Marlatt Memorial Park this Tuesday through Thursday. The training exercises will be between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. each day. The primary focus of the training is conducting large area search for a lost or missing person(s). The team will be using all the department assets that are available, including "Duke" the Department's live-find search canine, to locate an actor hiding in the park.
The Base of Operations (BoO) will be located in the parking lot of Kansas Farm Bureau. The park will remain open to the public during the training and crews should not interfere with any normal park activities.
The MFD Technical Rescue Team is a member of the NE Kansas Task Force II Search and Rescue Team and Kansas Task Force I. The teams consist of nationally accredited technicians and operations support personnel, who are fully equipped to conduct rescue operations at structural collapse, rope rescue, confined space rescue, water rescue, trench rescue, and wide-area search incidents.