The base unit is the hub for our safety and efficiency as searchers. The base team supports each strike team when they are out in the field. Because the majority of our training and search missions are located in moderately rugged terrain it is imperative that the base team knows where each unit is at all time. Our base team members are proficient in communication and navigation skills and rely on SARTopo as our teams mapping system.
Our base unit also supports the canine team when the handlers are away from their dogs at briefing/debriefing meetings, which is especially important during warm weather months.