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SAR Games 2019

Our mission is to integrate civilian volunteers into the Incident Command Structure (ICS) used by city, county, state and Federal disaster response agencies to act as a force multiplier.  On April 6, 2019, Cajun Navy Relief will conduct its second annual Search and Rescue Games (SAR Games) in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

  • Boaters: Bring your boat and participate in a training simulation of dispatch, boater response and mock rescue
  • Dispatchers: Join remotely or bring your computer, tablets, and phones to connect “rescues” with “rescuers”
  • Support staff: Help make it all happen.  Set-up, clean-up, break down, orientation, registration, food, logistics, etc.

Event Timeline

8am – Registration opens. Participants that have preregistered must still sign in and continue to the technology tent for Zello and Glympse assignment. During registration, participants’ names will be placed into the “fish bowl” to be drawn and divided into divisions. Participants will be given briefing packet. Tech support will be present for this process.

10am – Introductions, Safety Briefing, Plan of the day. Participants will be directed to their division leads. Any last minute tech support, boat assignments, mechanical/boat issues will be resolved at this time. Participants will leave the EOC and proceed to their designated launch site.

11am – Division supervisors will brief their members and do last minute checks. Support staff will do final checks.

Safety officer and RIT boats will be on the water.

11:30am – Boats go into the water. Dispatch goes live. Comms check.

12pm – Event starts.

3:45pm – Last rescue ticket dispatched.

4pm – Event ends.

4:30pm – Boats off the water. Launched cleared. Participants head back to EOC.

5pm – Closing statements, Post Incident Briefing, awards given out.

6:30pm – Social Dinner.

This training is free, but registration is required.  Please fill out the form below completely. 

Registration deadline is March 20.  Thanks!

SAR Games 2019 Participant

  • Please enter your number in the format: ###-###-####
  • Onboarding is done remotely; dispatch can be done on-site or remotely.
  • Please note, to promote equity during the competition, all boats will be limited to 3 team members and can only rescue 4 flags per trip.
  • Please note, to promote equity during the competition, all boats will be limited to 3 team members and can only rescue 4 flags per trip.
  • Must register before March 20 to receive t-shirt