SAR200 -GROUND SEARCH AWARENESS: 16hrs
Max # Students 12
This two day course is designed to introduce the student to the specialized training required for ground search operations. The material covered in this class is based on the text “Fundamentals of Search and Rescue” available at NASAR (National Association for Search and Rescue) at 703-222-6277, or www.nasar.org. Text books will be available for use during the two day class. If you would like to order your own text (at the web site Above the “Log into Account” is a New Visitor Registration. Click on the New Visitor Registration to sign up and order your text book.) Again, text books will be available during the course.
This Awareness course includes: Chapter 1: Overview of Land Search and Rescue, Chapter 2: SAR Systems, Chapter 3: SAR Incident Management and Organization, Chapter 4: Legal and Ethical Aspects, Chapter 5: Physiology and Fitness. Also, Chapter 9: SAR Packs, Chapter 10: Navigation, Map & Compass, Chapter 11: SAR Resources & Technology and Communications, Chapter 14: Search Background and Related Issues, Search Theory, Lost Person Behavior and Clue Consciousness, and Chapter 15: Ground Search Tactics. This course also includes several SAR exercises including a mock search. This course is based on NFPA standards for searching rural and wilderness environments. Note: This is NOT a classroom-only course, i.e. 20% classroom / 80% field work. Students should be prepared to spend time in the field and have appropriate clothing for various weather conditions and, at a minimum a “SAR Ready Pack” i.e. 24 hour pack, covered in Chapter 9, List on page 293. This course was previously a classroom only class. So, in order to have completed a classroom only course the Technical Rescue Awareness Course is now a Pre-Requisite for this SAR 200 Ground Search course. ALL personnel involved in SAR should attend this SAR Ground Search Awareness course.
· CPR & FIRST AID
- ICS 100 (Introduction to Incident Command)
- IS 700 (Introduction to NIMS)