In episode 90 of the PreparedEx podcast, Rob discusses the Family Leason Officer (FLO) role with Moose Mutlow. Moose provides insight into search and rescue emergencies as a trained and experienced FLO. Moose discusses his career so far and goes into detail about the role of the FLO as well as some of the most challenging aspects of being a Family Liaison Officer. You do not want to miss this episode!  

About Moose Mutlow

Moose has over 30 years of traditional and alternative education experience around the globe. He has course directed 58-day Outward Bound instructor trainings in Appalachia, been a deputy headmaster in the Kalahari Desert, managed a beach concession on the Mediterranean, slogged through Australian rain forests with middle school students, juggled as a street performer in too many cities to mention, has more than 2000 days of field instruction in a wilderness setting, spent four months as the Interim Head for an elite ski academy, and recently returned from teaching a canoe program for Veterans on the Gulf of Mexico. 

Since 2002 Moose has been a member and senior trainer of Yosemite Search and Rescue, working as a technician and within Incident Command, at one of the busiest SAR operations in the world.  

Moose currently works for NatureBridge in Yosemite National Park as the Senior Projects Director for planning, design and construction of the National Environmental Science Center.   

Moose has been the Lead Trainer for Family Liaison Officers for the National Park Service teaching trainings in Yosemite, Arches, Smokey Mountains, Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. 


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