In-Person Courses

Our vast array of training, response and consulting packages will allow you to determine how we can help your organization. The courses will meet or exceed the National Standard for Basic Searcher, Team Leader, Search Manager which was recently approved by Canadian Standards Association. It will be tailored to meet the needs of your agency. If you want one of the courses offered by NASAR we offer a vast array of their courses including Urban SAR. We also offer courses for emerging technologies and mapping software.

Our Courses

Basic Search and Rescue

This course provides an understanding of Canada’s ground SAR system and how to use assets effectively during a deployment. 

  • 55 hours of training in your community 

Topics covered include: 

  • GPS and compass navigation (day and night) 
  • Search Theory and Patterns
  • Radio Operations 
  • Lost Person Behaviour and GSAR tactics
  • Transportation and Equipment Safety
  • Psychology of Survival 
  • Specialized Resources; canine, unmanned aerial systems

Team Leader

This course builds on the knowledge of the ground SAR system and the effective  deployment of assets and focusses on the Incident Command System, and Leadership during a deployment.  

  • 44 hours of training in your community 

Topics covered include: 

  • Search Theory and Tactics 
  • SAR Structure 
  • Incident Command System
  • Leadership 
  • Field Communication 
  • Human Factors and Risk Management

Search Manager

This course provides students with a solid understanding of managing SAR operations.  This training includes scenarios where students are required to deploy members and assets and run a search from beginning to end. 

  • 40 hours of classroom training in your community

Topics covered include

  • Essentials of Effective Search Management 
  • Roles and Responsibilities of SAR Manager 
  • Planning of Resources and Information  Management 
  • Implementation of Planning search area 
  • Post Incident Reporting