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2020 Academy Training Schedule

Feb 8    

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Applicant Interviews and Pre-Academy Training Demonstrations

Feb 26

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Fundamentals of SAR, Pack Lists, Gear
March 4
6:30 PM-9:30 PM Navigation (GPS and Map/Compass)

March 11

6:30 PM-9:30 PM

Incident Command System, Search Management, Search Techniques

March 14   

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Fitness Hike, Navigation, Team Leadership

March 18

6:30 PM-9:30 PM

Radio Communications, Scene Safety

March 25

6:30 PM-9:30 PM

Working with Patrol

March 28
8:00 AM-5:00 PM Technical Rescue, Medical

April 1

6:30 PM-9:30 PM

Lost Person Behavior/K9

April 4

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

April 8

6:30 PM-9:30 PM

Traffic Control Safety

April 15


No Class
April 18-19   

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.