Training

Training

Search & Rescue members meet each Thursday for ongoing training. Members also give up several weekends each year for advanced training and mock searches.

All COSAR members are trained in the following:

  • Ground Search Methods
  • Navigation with maps and GPS
  • First Aid
  • Rescue Methods
  • Helicopter Safety
  • Outdoor Survival
  • Emergency Scene Management
  • Avalanche Safety
  • Radio Communications

As members gain experience they may take further advanced training in the following:

  • Ground Search Team Leader
  • Tracking
  • Search Management
  • Advanced First Aid/Wilderness First Aid
  • Ground SAR Instructor
  • Avalanche Rescue
  • High Angle Rope Rescue