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2022 Academy Training Schedule

Our academy runs late February through early April. Wednesday night classroom sessions are in Redwood City. Saturday field training locations vary and will be announced prior to each training. All academy sessions are mandatory.

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.  Graduates will be monitored for participation level and continued education before becoming fully sworn members.

Planned 2022 Academy dates, subject to change. updated Feb 21, 2022 with new tentative dates


Sat, February 5

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Applicant Interviews - done✓


Sat, March 12

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Pre-Academy Field Training Demonstrations
- Map Navigation
- Patient Assessment
- Rappel
- K9 
-Lost Person Behavior
Week 1

Wed, March 16

6:30 PM-9:30 PM

Academy Overview/ Fundamentals of SAR/Search Pack/Uniforms

Week 2

Wed, March 23
6:30 PM-9:30 PM

Navigation (Map/Compass/GPS/SARTopo)

Sat Field Training 

Sat, March 26
8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Technical Rescue/ Medical Gear Training

Week 3

Wed, March 30

6:30 PM-9:30 PM

Incident Command System/Search Management/ Search Techniques

Sat Field Training

Sat, April 2
8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Fitness Hike, Navigation Exercise

Week 4

Wed, April 6

6:30 PM-9:30 PM

Radio Communications/Scene Safety/ Callout Procedures

FINAL Weekend

Sat, April 9

8:00 AM-8:00 AM

Fire & Shelter Building, Search Strategy Exercise, Pack Checks, Mock Search and Unexpected Night Out Training (UNO)/ Fatigue Assessment

Sat Field Training


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


TBD Working with Patrol
Traffic Control Safety