Lost Person Search and Rescue

Lost Person Search and Rescue

  • Hours: 12
  • Min/Max Students: 15/30
  • None
  • Practical area (40+ acres)
  • Topographical map of area
  • 1 gal. size zip lock bags (1 per participant)
  • 2 rolls toilet paper (2 per participant)

This course will assist first responders in appropriately organizing and managing a search and rescue response. Participants will build their skills in developing search strategies and resources. A brief overview of the aspects of the search operation; and the rescue operation will be culminated with a practical field exercise in a mock search and rescue. This course was designed for either initial instruction or as a continual education refresher.

 

Special Requirements

  • Participants shall provide:
    • a whistle
    • well broken in hiking boots
    • clothing suitable for walking in rough terrain in prevalent weather conditions
  • Recommended supplies include:
    • compass
    • insect repellent
    • sun or safety glasses
    • sunscreen
    • day pack with personal water and high energy snack