Several members of the RAT-SAR team worked the weekend training the newly formed Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office Multi-Agency SAR team. Lawrence county covers a large portion of the Sipsey Wilderness in the Bankhead National Forest. This wilderness area includes rugged terrain, high angle elevation and numerous watercourses and waterfalls. We completed a 2-day land navigation course this weekend and will be rolling out a tracking/clue awareness course and survival course next. From there we will move towards field team member certifications and specialized rescue courses designed around the terrain found in the Sipsey Wilderness. RAT-SAR will be assisting Lawrence County in future callouts to the Bankhead National Forest, as well helping to organize SAR efforts in the area.