Page updated: 27 November 2020
If you're the Incident Controller, you must evaluate the situation frequently by analysing new and existing information. You need to do this to validate or update your conclusions, and to ensure that the response activity you have planned is appropriate.
The response activities you plan must be relevant to what you know about the subject. For example, the subject profile may show that the subjects are experienced climbers who have been caught in storms before and have the supplies with them to set up a tent and wait the storm out. Focusing search activity on likely camp sites would be one appropriate action based on this profile.
You need accurate and up-to-date information about the terrain or sea conditions in the area of operations. You also need accurate and up-to-date information about current and forecast weather conditions:
This information will influence the activities you plan.
These debriefs should include:
Every time an area is searched and the subject is not found, you must consider whether this happened because either: