Search and Rescue Regina

A member of SARSAV

Course Descriptions

Basic Searcher Course

The Basic Searcher Course is the foundation course for all search and rescue responders. Topics include an introduction to SAR, SAR equipment, rescue and survival skills, introduction to search tactics and lost person behavior and much more. This one day class room training will give you the knowledge to participate as part of a search team and with a paid membership you will be added to our Call-Out list.

Team Leader

This course is for those members who will lead a SAR team in the field during activation. Topics include the duties and responsibilities of a Team Leader, search tactics and search skills, documentation and communication skills, brief and debrief skills and team leader decision making. Even if members do not wish to be a Team Leader, we encourage all members to take the course to add to their knowledge and skills.

Search Management Course

The Initial Response Incident Commander Course is designed to lead the search manager through the first operational period of a search. Some of the major topics in this two-day course include search management philosophy, Incident Command System (ICS), mission overview, first notice, initial response, search area identification, how to search, and much more.

The Managing Search Operations Course is for search managers who will direct search activities into second and subsequent operational periods. The course is an additional three days and some of the topics include mathematically based search theory and application, logistics for extended operations, responder safety, care and utilization for extended operational periods, dealing with media, and utilizing SAR software.

Map and Compass Course

The newest version of the Map & Compass course as provided by SARSAV. The course will cover the use of a compass and associated map work. The course will include classroom study, outdoor activities and a written exam.  Limited compasses will be available to those registrants that do not have their own.