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SAR Management 1 Course (New West)

Where: JIBC New Westminster Campus

When: June 21 - 24, 2018

Application Deadline: April 29, 2018

Course Description:

The aim of this course is to educate and train prospective SAR Managers to safely and effectively manage the most common search and rescue operations in British Columbia on behalf of an EMBC-authorized requesting agency (e.g., RCMP, municipal police, BCAS, etc.). Students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of a Level 1 SAR Manager before, during, and after a basic, single operational period search and/or rescue response.

Topics covered include the structure and resources in place to support the SAR Manager role, use of pre-plans, risk assessment, and the specifics of managing a basic search and/or rescue operation. Students will be given an opportunity to integrate their knowledge and gain the confidence to use their newly acquired skills through practice scenarios.

The course also introduces participants to leadership and management skills, SAR Command roles based on the Incident Command System, as well as the SAR Safety Program Guide and Provincial Operating Guidelines.