• Lost Person Search and Rescue

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

Continuing education units (CEUs)

  • EMS Non Core — 12
Training details
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