Ground Search and Rescue (GSAR) - 16 Hours
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 sasearch 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 leel are recommended.This course will need to be renewed/repeated every three years, starting from April 1, 2014..