The effectiveness and efficiency of a search depends on the ability of a incident command team to make good decisions. The search base must be located close to the search so the search manager can interview family, witnesses, and search-team leaders before and after their assignments. The search incident command team must be able to view maps, keep records, and conduct interviews in a setting that is sheltered from the elements.
We would like to introduce you to Duke, the Command Truck for WISAR which was aptly named by a local resident during an elementary school name contest. Duke serves as a mobile command for operations and the team is always looking to make improvements to increase our capabilities this includes a repeater for communications, new mapping technologies, laptops and of course Duke's side kick, The Yeti. The Yeti is the teams newest unit which assists us in getting team members to areas that Duke is just too large for.