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ISARC Basic Navigation (McLean County)

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McLean County EMA (Garage)

907 N. Main St.

Normal, IL 61761

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This is the Basic Land Navigation class by the Illinois Search and Rescue Council.

The Illinois Search and Rescue Council is a charitable, professional, and educational organization which supports, coordinates, develops, promotes, and implements search and rescue resources with the underlying principles of saving lives and preserving property through its support of the National Search and Rescue Plan, the National Response Framework, and Illinois Emergency Operations Plan. Our membership is comprised of SAR teams from all across the State of Illinois, and some surrounding areas, that have come together to further the professionalism of the SAR discipline. Our teams include organizations from public safety organizations as well as non-governmental organizations providing search and rescue services for missing persons within the State of Illinois.

The Basic Land Navigation 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 land navigation, use of compass (different types), alternate navigation methods, pacing and distance determination and very basic topographic map information. This course is intended for all emergency responders, including police, fire, emergency management, and parks & recreation personnel, 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 ICS-100 level is recommended.

You must complete entire day (classroom and field portions) in order to qualify for your certificate.

Tentative schedule:

Saturday, March 16th

08:15 – 08:30 Registration

08:15 – 12:00 Classroom/Demonstrations

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch (on your own)

13:00 - 17:00 Field Demonstrations and Practical Exercises

17:00 – 17:15 Debriefing and Sign Out

The class contains both field and classroom portions. The following items are necessary for the field portion.

Long sleeve shirt

Long pants

Sturdy boots, must cover ankles (not dress boots)

Eye Protection

Helmet or Ball Cap

Compass (your choice of type)

Small Notebook

Pen/Pencil

Morining Classroom will be held at the McLean County EMA (Garage) which the address is above.

Afternoon will be held at: Comlara Park (Directions will be giving in Class)

Date and Time

Location

McLean County EMA (Garage)

907 N. Main St.

Normal, IL 61761

Refund Policy

Contact the organizer to request a refund.

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