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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 04:33 PM
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They have, as expected sectored out the city for effort
http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2010-01-17-haiti-sun...

This is actually pretty standard and what happens is that as the teams landed they were checked, and a manifest was turned to whoever was running the Command Post.

After what may seem like days to many of you, but most likely a couple hours, they were assigned to search rescues.

This is done to avoid repetition in some areas and no search and rescue in others.

As they move into the recovery phase, most likely the city will continue to be sectored out for clearance operations, as well as help.

The eight food\ water distribution centers are in strategic areas that people should be able to reach.

So again another one of those inside an operation of this magnitude.

But once team leaders decide that they are done, search and rescue will move out to be replaced by recovery teams. Now this means some Medics will remain behind, to treat people, but most of the heavy rescue will move out as they shift to recovery.

Now what did they do? Each sector has a SECTOR commander, who tasked his people to essentially do sector searches looking for places where they needed to search. This is where the dogs came in, as well as good ears. Once they found a place where there was hope of a life recovery, the actual rescue work begins... and teams were cycled every four hours (at least that was our protocol) to get physical rest.

So there you go, a little more inside how this is done.

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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 04:45 PM
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1. Thanks.
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Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 04:48 PM
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2. It's also reported they are using satellite imagery
(such as Google) to ensure that aid is also dispersed appropriately.
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tabatha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 04:55 PM
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3. That is important.
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bertman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:25 PM
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4. Methodical and well-organized and pretty damn quick considering the obstacles in
their path.

This is a good thing we are doing there.

I just hope it doesn't go south once the initial phase is over.

Rec.
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:27 PM
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5. Thanks for sharing the link.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:31 PM
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6. I can bet the initial sectoring happened after
oh 24 hours. The first twelve they had scouts
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