This is a skills-based course that will provide the student with practical knowledge concerning the general responsibilities, skills, abilities, and equipment needed by those involved in search and rescue efforts. The course will also provide the student with practical exercises and search missions where they will be required to utilize the proper equipment and methods. The content of the course includes topics in three major areas: survival, support, and search and rescue. The course will afford the opportunity to discuss and investigate the role of search and rescue in relation to incident management as well as the roles and responsibilities of search and rescue leaders. Students will learn from the experiences of others through actual case analysis.
Last Updated: 10/21/2013