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2017 Training Academy Schedule


March 1            

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Fundamentals of SAR, Pack Lists, Gear
March 8
6:30 PM-9:30 PM Navigation (GPS and Map/Compass)

March 11

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Fitness Hike, Navigation, Team Leadership

March 15

6:30 PM-9:30 PM

Incident Command System, Search Management, Search Techniques

March 22

6:30 PM-9:30 PM

Radio Communications

March 25

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Technical Rescue, Medical

March 29
6:30 PM-9:30 PM
Traffic Control Safety

April 5

6:30 PM-9:30 PM

SAR Truck and Trailer Orientation, Working with K9 Teams

April 8

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional, 1st Aid, O2 Administration (optional with proof of certifications)

April 22 - 23

8:00 AM- 8:00 AM

Navigation, Search Strategy Exercise, Evidence Search, Pack Checks, Mock Search and Unexpected Night Out Training (UNO)


Academy graduates are considered senior trainees, field ready and eligible to submit background applications. All academy sessions are mandatory.  Graduates will be monitored for participation level and continued education before becoming fully sworn members.