Course:

Search and Rescue - Basic

The Ground Search & Rescue - Basic Level Course

This program is designed to develop a baseline level of competency in Volunteer Basic Ground Search and Rescue.

Basic Ground Search and Rescue Course Description:

Each Basic Level training session is anticipated to run 6 days; 4 days in class (theory) and 2 days on land (practical), one of which an elder will be providing instruction in Inuit Traditional Knowledge in the local area. Students will be expected to provide their own equipment, clothing, food etc. for the practical session.

Participants must be members of the Local Ground Search and Rescue Organization.

The training includes topics such as:

A. PROGRAM

  • Human Rights Sensitivity
  • Jurisdictions and Responsibilities
  • Financial and Administrative Information
  • Legal Rights and Obligations
  • Workers Compensation status
  • Ethical Issues
  • Personal and Psychological Issues

B. GENERAL OPERATIONAL

  • Skills Overview
  • Standards of Training
  • Personal Safety
  • Preparation and callout
  • Traveling
  • Personal Maintenance
  • Survival
  • Importance of record keeping

C. NAVIGATION

  • Maps
  • Compass / GPS

D. TELECOMMUNICATIONS

  • Awareness of Radio Operations
  • Satellite and Cell Phones
  • Awareness of roles

 

E. SEARCH

  • Overview of Search Theory and incident management
  • Notification
  • Assembling/checking in
  • Assignments
  • Demobilization
  • Confinement/containment of area
  • Attraction
  • Sound sweeps
  • Visual sweeps
  • Tracking
  • Night searching
  • Shoreline searching
  • Evidence/crimescene awareness
  • Evidence handling
  • Record keeping - chain of evidence
  • Handling of deceased

F. LOST PERSON BEHAVIOUR

  • Overview of Lost Person Behaviour

Notes:  Each of training session is anticipated to run 6 days; 4 days in class (theory) and 2 days on land (practical) and one day using a local elder to deliver traditional Inuit knowledge in the local area. Participants should have there own equipment for the practical portion of the course.

To register for this course please click on the link below. Fill out the form and complete it with your signature.  Your SAO's signature must be on the form as well. Once the form is complete, fax it to 867-975-5361 http://www.nmto.ca/sites/default/files/registration_form_2015.pdf

No classes currently scheduled for this course