Basic Search Management

Presented By
The Colorado Search and Rescue Association

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April 1st - May 20th, 2021
Every Thursday night 6pm - 9pm for eight weeks.
Due to Covid-19, this will be a remote/online class.
$175 attendance fee - Includes class materials and textbook

Class Registration Will Open March 7th, 2021


Course Description

The CSAR Basic Search Management course is an 8 week/1 night per week format designed for new Search Managers and Overhead Staff or as a refresher for experienced SAR Professionals. Topics Include:

  • Concepts Effective Search Management
  • Probability Assessment
  • SAR Resources and Communications
  • Preplanning
  • Determining Urgency
  • PLBs & Satellite Messengers
  • Cell Phone Forensics
  • Lost Subject Behavior
  • Search Area Segmentation
  • Probability of Detection
  • Search Theory
  • Applying SAR Resources
  • Documentation
  • Suspending the Mission
  • Hands-On Map Exercises


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