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Fundamentals of Search and Rescue Weekend 2
November 10 @ 9:00 am - November 12 @ 10:00 am$250
This is the second half of FUNSAR training. For the first half, click here.
The Fundamentals of Search and Rescue (FUNSAR) course is the second, intermediate level of NASAR courses. It provides knowledge concerning the general responsibilities, skills, abilities, and the equipment needed by persons who are assigned to field operations during a SAR mission.
The FUNSAR course also provides the student with practical exercises in addition to a practice search mission where the students are required to have the proper equipment and stay out in the field during daylight and nighttime operations. The course content includes topics in three major areas: survival, support, search, and rescue. This course is based around the rural and wilderness environments but the material is recommended as a basis for all SAR environments.
FUNSAR provides a common point in training for the new person to SAR and allows them to accumulate the required clothing and equipment needed for SAR operations in their community. The course also provides practical experience during simulated SAR operations and in many cases is an excellent refresher course for the more experienced SAR worker. This common starting point provides continuity during SAR operations and future training of all team members.
FUNSAR is the NASAR course designed to prepare the student to challenge the SARTECH II certification exam, according to knowledge objectives defined in the NASAR certification criteria for SARTECH II.
The recommended number of hours for the course is (47) forty-seven. The course is usually conducted over two weekends starting on Friday night but can be taught (5) five days straight.
Quote: “The FUNSAR course I took not only gave me the basic skills and understanding of doing a proper, safe search, but also gave me the confidence to take care of myself and my team members during search operations. The FUNSAR course should be a minimum requirement for anyone wanting to be part of a SAR Team.” David Moskowitz, Director Arkansas Department of Health – Division of EMS & Trauma Systems.
Who Should Attend
Those interested in becoming involved or have just become involved with search and rescue operations.
SAR personnel who would like to maintain or refresh their knowledge of search and rescue.
Emergency response personnel who belong to organizations who provide resources and assistance during search and rescue missions.
Managers of emergency response organizations who want to understand the state of the art skills and knowledge needed by the SAR workers.
Community members and groups (scouts, hunters, hikers, etc.) that have an interest in safety and preventative SAR operations.