By John Cornelison on
6/10/2014 12:30 PM
While there have been numerous historical problems (victim & rescuer safety, communication and conflicted goals) with asking untrained volunteers to help out during disasters, they were invaluable in the recent Oso slide rescue effort. It is pretty clear that they are very useful in a number of situations with some supervision or initial vetting.
Read this article by the Everett HeraldNet to learn more: