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

Continuing education units (CEUs)

  • EMS CEUS: EMT/Paramedic/Registered Nurse - Operations 3 hours; Medical 1 hours

Host: Buffalo City Fire and Rescue 215 East Benton Buffalo, MO

Contact:Joe Myers at 417-818-4987 or

Sessions:  August 23, 2024 at 18:00-22:00 and August 24  08:00-17:00

Partners: 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.