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SEARCH AND RESCUE – FUNDAMENTALS OF TRACKING

$395.0

Through both classroom and field exercises Search And Rescue (SAR) personnel, along with others, who are tasked with First Responder capabilities, will be instructed in the methods and tactics of tracking lost persons within a wooded, or wilderness environment. Students will be instructed in both individual and team tracking techniques. By the end of the course, students will be able to discern whether the lost person is moving by day or night and/or intentionally avoiding rescuers. Students will have a basic understanding of various tracking techniques and will possess the tools that will allow them to successfully locate tracks in varied terrain.

Dates

July 19-21

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Through both classroom and field exercises Search And Rescue (SAR) personnel, along with others, who are tasked with First Responder capabilities, will be instructed in the methods and tactics of tracking lost persons within a wooded, or wilderness environment. Students will be instructed in both individual and team tracking techniques. By the end of the course students will be able to discern whether the lost person is moving by day or night and/or intentionally avoiding rescuers. Students will have a basic understanding of various tracking techniques and will possess the tools that will allow them to successfully locate tracks in varied terrain.

TRAINING OBJECTIVES:

At the end of this block of instruction students will be able to work as a member of a SAR tracking team in a wilderness environment while using visual techniques, terrain, and weather conditions to locate tracks and “sign” left by a lost person in passing.

STUDENTS WILL BE INSTRUCTED IN THE FOLLOWING:

1. Duties of the individual tracker
2. Duties of a tracking team member
3. Tracking team communications
4. Command duties and responsibilities
5. SAR team tracking formations
6. Lost track procedures
7. Locating track and “sign” evidence
8. Track aging

This course is highly suitable for Law Enforcement, Forest Rangers, Land Owners, Ranchers, Corrections, SAR, Outdoorsmen, Survivalists, or anybody who loves venturing into the great outdoors.

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