ERI Canada offers a five-to-six-day basic SAR skills course that we think is second to none. We wrote the course text and associated presentation material, (available from our bookstore) that serves as the reference for the course, though much of the course is practical on hands-on learning.
To accommodate most voluntary unpaid SAR teams, this course can be presented in two long weekends, or three shorter weekends. It can also be presented in one work week, for paid SAR teams or organizations. We can bring this course to a local site of your own choice, although we can also host this at our wilderness campus.
Major Topics and Activities Include: Introduction to SAR; SAR Equipment; Navigation and Wilderness Travel Skills; Search Skills; Search Management Crucials; Introduction to Rescue and Essential Ropework; Introduction to ICS; and Survival Skills.
This course is intended as the first course field SAR members should take, though many experienced SAR teams have also hosted this course in order to refresh their skills generally or in a specific area.
Interested in attending an ERI course? Click here to fill out the registration form.