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.


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This program is 4 days in duration from January 20-23, 2020. These 4 days will consist of two days of classroom time for theory training and two days 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:

  • The Nunavut GSAR plan
  • Jurisdictions
  • Northern search team structures
  • Overview of northern Lost Person Behaviour
  • Initial response tactics
  • Search tactics, with special emphasis on tracking
  • GPS Navigation
  • Telecommunications
  • Documentation
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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.

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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: