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Alaska Crossings is an expeditionary, wilderness based behavioral health program for adolescents. The use of appropriate, well maintained gear and equipment plays a critical role in managing the risks inherent with our programming. The Crossings Equipment Coordinator is responsible for the selection, inspection, maintenance, distribution and recovery of all equipment, gear, clothing and non-food consumable supplies for the expeditionary groups including, but not limited to ocean canoeing equipment, hiking equipment, moving water canoeing equipment, clothing, safety equipment, shelters, cooking equipment, first aid equipment and hygiene supplies. In addition, the Equipment Coordinator is responsible for managing and supervising operation of the Crossings Out-tripping Center (COTC) facility and staff, management of the gear and equipment inventory, and training Crossings guide staff in the proper use and care of Crossings gear and equipment.
SCOPE OF IMPACT
A significant proportion of serious incidents involving participants engaged in wilderness activity are either a partial or direct result of the use of inappropriate or malfunctioning gear, clothing or equipment and/or the inappropriate use of appropriate gear, clothing or equipment.
Therefore, the use of quality, appropriate, functional gear, clothing and equipment, maintained in good repair, in combination with sufficient training on the use of gear, clothing and equipment provides a foundational cornerstone of risk management for Alaska Crossings wilderness activities. The Equipment Coordinator is the principal position responsible for ensuring Crossings expeditions are supplied with quality gear, in good repair, appropriate to the intended usage and that staff are adequately trained as to its use.
The Crossings gear, clothing and equipment inventory of approximately 12,000 items is valued, in current condition at approximately $500,000, with a replacement cost of approximately $750,000. The Equipment Coordinator is responsible for maintaining an accurate inventory and keeping operational management constantly aware of the volume and value of gear needing replacement at all times. This information is vital to managing the yearly equipment budget line item.
The Equipment Coordinator is responsible for supervising and directing equipment technicians, field guides and other Crossings employees working in the COTC. The Equipment coordinator is responsible for training field guide staff in the proper use and care of all Crossings participant and group gear, clothing and equipment.
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