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2018 Peoria County Sheriff SAR Ground Search and Rescue (16-hour)

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Peoria County Sheriff's Office

301 N Maxwell Road

Peoria, IL 61604

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The Ground SAR course is considered the basic training course for personnel who have responsibilities to respond to a SAR incident as a field searcher. This course provides a broad overview of SAR fundamentals, lost person behavior, scope of SAR operations, SAR resources, search techniques, and search crew field operations. This course is designed to provide the training necessary for emergency management personnel to function on a SAR mission as specified inthe ESDA Administrative Rule. This course is intended for all emergency responders, including police, fire, emergency management, and park & recreationpersonnel, who might be involved in a search incident during the normal course of their duties. Prior SAR training or experience is not required to successfully complete this course, however basic compass knowledge and ICS-100 are recommended. Participants will however have to be affiliated with an agency to take this course.

The first day is a long day, beginning with 4 hours of classroom training and then the afternoon and evening are spent conducting searches. You will be doing searches in outdoor wooded areas. There is a night search, which starts just after sunset and ends into the night. On day 2 we start at 0900hrs, conduct a missing person, “live target” search. There is no cost to you for the training. You would be responsible for getting to training, PPE, and meals on your own.

You must complete both days in order to qualify for your certificate.

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