PROGRAMS & COURSES
Ground Search and Rescue
The GN sponsors Ground Search & Rescue training through the MTO. This training conforms to the standards set out by the National Search & Rescue Secretariat. Note that the MTO is not involved with Arial Search & Rescue, nor Marine Search & Rescue.
The purpose of this training will be to introduce community members to the roles and responsibilities of being a member of a Community Emergency Management Team (CEMT). During these 4 days of training, the members of the CEMT will learn how to develop a CEMT and how to define the roles and responsibilities and duties along with who should be an active member of the team. CEMT participants will be advised what can be expected of them in an emergent situation, what resources they will need, how to obtain these resources, and whether or not to declare an emergency in their hamlet.
This program is design to train Ground Search and Rescue Team. These 4 days will consist of three days of classroom time for theory training and one day of field work. There is no overnight phase to this program. The program has been tailored to emphasize the use of specific Garmin GPS products to respond to distress signals from persons lost, or broken down, on the land and in need of rescue.
Students will develop skills, knowledge and understanding of the following as they relate to GSAR:
This course runs for 10 days in total.
The first 6 days of training will develop a baseline level of competency in Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue. Each Basic Level training session is anticipated to have 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.