- June 23, 2017 - June 25, 2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Not All Who Wander Are Lost
Do you like being outdoors? Do you want to help your community? You might be interested in learning more about Search and Rescue and becoming qualified to be part of one of our ground teams! Midland County Search and Rescue (MCSAR) will be holding a 3 day class on Search and Rescue Operations for persons interested in the fundamentals of Search and Rescue (SAR). This course is considered an entry level course in SAR and is recommended to any wishing to better understand how to search or how to work with Midland County Search and Rescue in future searches.
Homer Township Fire Hall and Midland City Forest, Midland, Michigan
- Friday, June 23, 2017 – 6 pm till 11 pm♦ Homer Township Fire Hall, 222 S Homer Rd, Midland
Overview and Classroom training
- Saturday, June 24, 2017 – 8 am till 11 pm (one hour breaks for lunch and dinner)♦ Homer Township Fire Hall, 222 S Homer Rd, Midland
Classroom training from 8:00 till 12:00.♦ City Forest, 2820 E Monroe Rd, Midland
Field training from 1:00 to 6:00 pm.♦ City Forest, 2820 E Monroe Rd, Midland
Night Search from 7:00 to 11:00 pm
- Sunday, June 25, 2017 – 10 am till 4 pm (one hour break for lunch)♦ City Forest, 2820 E Monroe Rd, Midland
Classroom testing from 10:00 until 12:00♦ City Forest, 2820 E Monroe Rd, Midland
Field testing from 1:00 until 4:00 pm.
Although Midland County Search and Rescue welcomes members who have other skills, such as organization and communications, this course is specifically designed to train ground searchers. The Course meets or exceeds NFPA & NIMS requirements for Wilderness SAR, and will include sections covering Ground Search Techniques; Navigation; Evidence/Clue handling; Patient Transport and Packaging; Night Search Techniques; Search Equipment, and lots of field work to prepare you to serve as a Search and Rescue responder.
- Participants should have an understanding of Incident Command System and may wish to take FEMA IS-100 & IS-200 on-line courses or equivalant. http://www.training.fema.gov/is/
- Participants will need to have (or borrow) the book, “Fundamentals of Search and Rescue,” 2005, Cooper, ISBN 13; 978-0- 7637-4807-4.
- Participants will need to have (or borrow) a Silva “Ranger CL” mirrored orienteering compass with 0-360 degree dial and adjustable declination.
- Additional items will be required to search in the field. These will be provided as a list after signup.
Cost: $35 for class alone. $75 for class and “Fundamentals of Search and Rescue” book.