Lost Person Search and Rescue - CP23120


Hours: 12 | Prerequisites: None | Students: 15–30 | Host requirements: Yes | CEU: Yes

This course will assist first responders in appropriately organizing  and managing a search and rescue response. Participants will build their  skills in developing search strategies and resources. A brief overview  of the aspects of the search operation; and the rescue operation will be  culminated with a practical field exercise in a mock search and rescue.  This course was designed for either initial instruction or as a  continual education refresher.

Special Requirements

  • Participants shall provide: 
    • a whistle
    • well broken in hiking boots
    • clothing suitable for walking in rough terrain in prevalent weather conditions 
  • Recommended supplies include: 
    • compass
    • insect repellent
    • sun or safety glasses
    • sunscreen
    • day pack with personal water and high energy snack

Host requirements

  • Practical area (40+ acres)
  • Topographical map of area
  • 1 gal. size zip lock bags (1 per participant)
  • 2 rolls toilet paper (2 per participant)

Continuing education unit (CEU)

  • EMS Non Core-12

Registration Contact


  • March 24 • 6 pm - 10 pm

  • March 25 • 8-5 pm


Missouri Division of Fire Safety
Funding provided by the Division of Fire Safety (DFS) and the Missouri Fire Safety Education / Advisory Commission. State Funding sources include the DFS General Revenue (GR) Fire Training Fund and Fire Education Fund. 


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