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2019 Training Academy Schedule

Feb 9          

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Pre-Academy Training and Applicant Interviews

Feb 27

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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

March 9

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Fitness Hike, Navigation, Team Leadership

March 13

6:30 PM-9:30 PM

Incident Command System, Search Management, Search Techniques

March 20

6:30 PM-9:30 PM

Radio Communications, Scene Safety

March 23

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Technical Rescue, Medical

March 27
6:30 PM-9:30 PM Working with Patrol

April 3

6:30 PM-9:30 PM

Lost Person Behavior/K9

April 13

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

April 17

6:30 PM-9:30 PM

Traffic Control Safety
April 20-21   

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 and are field ready.  Senior Trainees are eligible to submit background applications upon successful completion of post-academy sign-offs. All academy sessions are mandatory.  Graduates will be monitored for participation level and continued education before becoming fully sworn members.