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A Mission Critical Bunker: GEOS

Check out how cool this is! Your emergency coordinator for SPOT, GEOS, houses its operations in an underground bunker near Houston, Texas that is a throw-back to nuclear threat times. That means that you are backed by a search and rescue coordinator that is there for you no matter what. Click here to read more.

Backcountry Emergency Personnel Preparedness

RonAvery.jpg Ron Avery, President and Director of Training for The Practical Shooting Academy, Inc. and Executive Director of the non-profit, Rocky Mountain Tactical Institute - both training institutions dedicated to professional firearms and tactics courses, higher police standards and training and use of force research, reviews SPOT in The PoliceOne Firearms Corner. With SPOT, even officers or emergency personnel operating far outside of cell phone coverage can send in updates or distress calls about their whereabouts.

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Featured Rescue

Stranded on the roof of a Land Rover in a river in Iceland


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At the end of October 2015, Overleven Survival School based in the Netherlands organised a trip for 19 Dutch adventurers to a remote part of south east Iceland travelling in five modified Land Rover Defender 4x4s.

While one of the Land Rovers was midway across a fast-flowing river of glacier water, a combination of engine failure and deep water resulted in the vehicle becoming stuck on an underwater sandbank.

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