Tracking can be described as someone's chosen craft to find, recognise and follow 'sign'.. physical evidence of ‘change’ in an environment.
Without considerable practical experience no person will become an expert, but with some applied teaching, technique, patience, intuition, passion and with practice (dirt time) a person can master the required skills to elevate he or she to that of CTS (competent tracker status).
The art of tracking is not new and over the years tactical employment of trackers has been fundamental to some of the core skills of various military units.
Our intervention trackers are trained to a minimum of level 1 - part 2 in Tactically Integrated Human Tracking.
We advise that employment of the skill of tracking should be a 'Primary' consideration for domestic civil emergency teams including the Police and rescue services. It is also suggested that it may be more cost effective to employ the skills of a good tracking agent to assist in:
It is a skill that could also be considered by private industry with the following being good reason to deploy the skills of an intervention tracking agent to contribute to the planning for:
- Missing persons Search and Rescue operations.
- The pursuit of persons involved in criminal activity or absconders.
- The investigation of coastline penetration by illicit drug importing gangs.
- The investigation of terrorist related activity in rural areas including Forests and remote mountain locations.
- Locating and identifying harbour areas for contraband.
- Protection and evaluation of sensitive facilities.
- Residential security ground, boundary and area inspection.
- Rustling and cattle theft.
- Wildlife research and protection.
- Threat analysis including human habitual movement for dedicated security plans.
Our intervention human tracker comes to you on an hourly rate for the first 2 hours (Golden hour + 1) and a daily rate plus expenses thereafter. This modus operendi ensures that a client's time and money is not wasted.
That first active hour of 'dirt time' is crucial to a successful track hopefully culminating in a find, rescue, recovery or a favourable outcome. Should that not be the case, then a judgement in consultation with the client as to whether or not it is advisable to continue past the second hour.
Our tracker will arrive on scene with a capability of working effectively with a team whilst still being able to maintain an independent operating status. He or she will be a good communicator and shall at all times relay critical information to the team leader.
He or she will require initial liaison with a ground Commander or team Leader.
Trained by 'Tactical Systems' (trainers for a tactical environment) our senior tracker is a former 'Patrol Commander' with the British Army. He has successfully achieved level 2 (Inc part 3) of the T I H T training programme.
In addition to his tracking skills he is expert in all terrain summer and winter navigation, proficient in tactics, practiced in field-craft and is therefore, capable of working independently.
A multi-skilled operator he is able to insert into any terrain be it by sea, air or land where essentially the client can provide that transport capability. He is military parachute trained, a competent canoeist/swimmer and capable of travelling over any landscape including confident and rapid movement through mountainous terrain by foot or ski.
He has climbed, mountaineered and skied world-wide in extreme and hazardous conditions and he has led expeditions to the Himalaya, Mount Kenya, the Alps and Scandinavia including the North Face of the Eiger and the Troll Wall.
A one-time practitioner of 'Combat survival and rescue' and military 'Escape and Evasion' he was a senior instructor at the British Army and RAF mountain training centres where he trained tri-service personnel including Army & Navy special warfare units and RAF Aircrew in mountain skills including FOS (functioning operating survival). He has held the coveted Mountaineering Instructors Certificate for over 25 years and he is a qualified DMRTL.
He has trained UK Police service tactical firearms units and he has on occasion over the years deployed to Non-permissive Environments as a PSD contracted team leader.
Our senior tracker maintains a strict physical fitness programme. He is a practising advocate of SPEAR™ and CAM and he continues his involvement with extreme sports seeking adventure in the wilderness wherever it may be found.
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