Minutes of Meeting

January 10, 1987

The second meeting of the Pennsylvania Search and Rescue Council was convened at 11 AM on Saturday, January 10, 1987 at the Days Inn motel, Altoona, Pennsylvania. Keystone Search and Rescue was the host team.

Dr. K. Conover chaired the meeting. The minutes of the previous meeting were published previously and reading of the minutes was waived. A brief summary of the previous meeting was presented by Dr, Conover. Irv Lichtenstein of Greater Philadelphia Search and Rescue was appointed secretary for the session.

Committee reports were presented by the following committees:

Wilderness EMT: Two classes are scheduled for April. A prospectus is available, indicate your desire for a copy on the attendance roster for this meeting. Legislation: A copy of a bill, attached to these minutes, which is being prepared by the staff of a Member of the Pennsylvania Legislature was circulated. Communications: The Draft Communications Plan was submitted for consideration.

Following "round the room" introductions the meeting recessed for lunch until 1:15 PM.

The meeting reconvened with a presentation by Mr. Ralf Wilfong, Virginia Department of Emergency Services. He described how his office coordinates SAR in Virginia. He included the regulatory basis for this activity, and a brief history of SAR in Virginia and the SAR Council in Virginia.

A open discussion of agenda items followed. A meeting schedule was approved: Saturday, March 28, 1987--hosted by Greater Philadelphia Search and Rescue Saturday, June 27, 1987-- hosted by Group 30, Pennsylvania Wing, CAP (Harrisburg, Pa.)

The following motions were adopted unanimously:

By Irv Lichtenstein, seconded by J. Thrash--Each organization present be granted one (1) vote to be cast by a delagate of that organization present at the meeting.

During discussion of the motion it was agreed that the sense of the motion was that only one vote could be cast by an organization through a delegate regardless of how many subgroups were present. Further, a delegate may only represent one organization at a meeting.

By the Communications Committee, seconded by J. Kihl--That the report of the Committee containing the Communications Plan be approved and the Plan be filed with the appropriate agencies with the addition of 155.16 MHz as an interstate mutual aid frequency.

Bruce Barton moved, seconded by J. Kihl-- The Communications Committee be empowered to apply for a statewide system radio license for the Council in accordance with the Plan.

John Kihl was appointed Council Representative to the PEHSC Rescue Task Force's next meeting in Camp Hill on January 23, 1987.

Irvin Lichtenstein was appointed Council Representative to the National Public Safety Planning Advisory Committee meeting at the FCC (Washington, DC) on January 20, 1987

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned to facilitate an in-service training session on helicopter safety by Life Flight of Johnstown at 4 PM.

Irvin Lichtenstein Secretary