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Search and Rescue Skills for the Emergency Responder
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Search and Rescue Skills for the Emergency Responder

Emergency Response International, Inc

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Course Information

Participants who attend this training will become knowledgeable in practices and techniques used in search and rescue situations. Students will be exposed to the basics of search, lost person behavior, tracking, survival skills, victim packaging, working with aircraft, and other associated search and rescue techniques and procedures in isolated and extreme environments. The following topic areas will be covered:
— The local, state and federal SAR system & how it works
— Organizational structure for a SAR incident
— Legal Issues & Public Expectations
— Clothing & personal protection for search & rescue (SAR) operations
— Environmental hazards in a SAR environment
— SAR travel skills, navigation and personal equipment
— How are available SAR resources used on-scene at an incident
— Individual and team search techniques to ensure complete coverage
— Specific SAR tactics and skills
— Rope and line skills
— Lost person behavior
— Short term survival skills
— Working SAR with aircraft – Vectoring & mission communications
— Procedures to stabilize and package victims during extrication

Additional Location Information:
Local training site coordinated ahead of course delivery. 50% classroom and 50% field in typical local terrain for Search and Rescue.
24 hours
15 to 20 students with 2 instructors
Fire, Law Enforcement
Search & Rescue
Any member may attend this course.

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This course is restricted

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With your current credentials, you may not purchase this training.

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Updated: 05/12/2021 2:57 AM Eastern Standard Time