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EMRG-1711 Ground Search Team Leader Course

EMRG-1711 Ground Search Team Leader Course
Where: Prince George, North East Region
When: September 22 - 24, 2017
Application Deadline: August 13, 2017
Course Description:
The intent of this course is to provide trained, experienced ground search and rescue (GSAR) volunteers with the knowledge and practical team leader skills necessary to safely and effectively plan, organize, lead, supervise and execute a ground search and rescue team assignment. The course focuses on the roles and responsibilities of the ground search team leader as they relate to each aspect of a GSAR assignment, covering topics that include basic leadership skills, safety guidelines, reporting and documentation requirements, team briefing/debriefing, advanced search tactics, liability protection, and an overview of the Incident Command structure as it applies to SAR.
The course consists of extensive evaluative components including a navigation skills assessment, oral briefing presentation, team leader simulation and final written examination. Student must pass each component with a minimum of 70% to pass the course.
Course Times: 
 Friday:    1830 - 2200hrs (Classroom)
 Saturday:    0800 - 2200 hrs (Classroom & field)
 Sunday:    0830 - 1630 hrs (Classroom & field)
Applicant must be a member of an EMBC-recognized SAR group and have a GSAR certificate issued through JIBC. In addition, participants should have significant field experience, proven leadership potential, and comprehensive knowledge of GSAR skills (including superior map and compass skills).

Earlier Event: September 20
GSAR Practice
Later Event: September 25
Ground Search and Rescue Course