This course is the heart of SAR Academy. It teaches the fundamentals and basics of search and rescue. Students learn all tasks for GTM3 and come from the course with that qualification. The Basic Course presents many challenges to its students: they are challenged mentally and physically to prepare them for any situation they may encounter while on a mission. With hard work and proper attention to the task at hand, students will learn search and rescue, camaraderie and leadership skills. This course is an intensive combination of classroom and field training that provides students with the opportunity to complete all requirements for a Basic Ground Team Member rating, including Basic First Aid. Students will practice their newly learned skills during several search simulations and spend three days away from mission base on a field training exercise. The field training will include extensive hiking with full 72-hour gear. Those completing the course successfully will receive their CAPF 101 ground team qualification (GTM3) and ground team badge. The SAR Patch is not given easily; you will earn the right to wear it proudly.
COST AND FOOD OPTIONS
Option A $65.00
What is included in the cost: AHA First Aid/CPR card and a map tool. For those who graduate, you will also receive a t- shirt, SAR Academy patch, SAR Academy decal, and a metal GTM Badge.
The student will be responsible for ALL meals and snacks.
Option B $125.00
What is included in the cost: 12 MRE meals, AHA First Aid/CPR card, and a map tool. For those who graduate, you will also receive a t-shirt, SAR Academy patch, SAR Academy decal, and a metal GTM Badge.
The student will be responsible for 11 meals and snacks.
Option C $185.00
What is included in the cost:24 MRE meals, AHA First Aid/CPR card, and a map tool. For those who graduate, you will also receive a t-shirt, SAR Academy patch, SAR Academy decal, and a metal GTM Badge.
The student will ONLY be responsible for snacks.
Video 1. Food Packing Tips
Many new students struggle with determining what food to bring and how to pack it their first year at SAR Academy. The Cadet Staff put together this video to help new students are prepared with the correct food. All students will be inspected prior to the school to ensure they have sufficient food, so pay attention.
Video 2. Gear Packing
Having the appropriate gear and having it packed correctly is essential for having a successful week. This video takes you step by step on how to ensure you are ready for SAR Academy and will avoid difficulties later in the week.