Managing Land Search Operations Basic provides participants with information and knowledge about conducting search operations and the overall management of a missing person incident.
Course completion enables participants to manage and direct search efforts for missing or lost persons in a more coordinated and efficient manner. The training serves as a state-of-the-art forum of information exchange about conducting search operations in wilderness,rural, or urban environments. Current text materials, articles, research documents, and the combined experience and knowledge of the instructors and course participants all combine to create an “Information Rich Learning Environment.”That environment and methodology of information sharing is one of the leading attributes of the course.
There is no doubt that many attending this course will know some of the material presented by the very nature of having been involved in SAR at the local level for a period of time. Some may even feel that they already know all the material. While the latter is doubtful, it is none-the-less important to encourage participants to keep an open mind, and consider the scope of the entire training package as well asthe inter-relationships of all the parts.
The training discusses and builds on a logical, disciplined, and organized approach to finding a missing, lost or overdue person. It is important to stress that common sense, experience and professional needs should provide both direction and value to the course and text content.
After successful completion of this training course, participants will have had exposure to all of the basic tenets of incident management for land search operations and the rudiments of search planning. After successful completion of the Basic Managing Land Search Operations course, participants will be able to:
Identify the key factors involved in deciding to suspend a mission. In addition, each participant should be able to assist his/her local jurisdiction in the following areas:
This course is conducted on-site with you. Please contact us for more information regarding the course.
The Basic Course spans four days and features the selection of multiple map exercises for use depending on desired (local) geography.
Agency personnel and volunteer responders routinely arriving as first on-scene-in-charge at a missing or lost person incident must establish documentation and numerical assessments that will provide essential guidance, regardless of incident length or complexity. The course provides the essence of what the first-on-scene-in-charge will have to initiate,manageand documenton. For the most part, this trainingis non-technical, but provides a building-block foundation for both on going management of the operation and technical search planning that couldbe necessary in coming operational periods. Most searches can be resolved using the informal search planning tactics and management contained in this course. The Basic course sets the foundation for the application of search planning as detailed in the Advanced Search Planning program. This training explains the principals involved in the analysis of Lost Person Behavior and lays the foundation for Reflex Tasking, statistical analysis and the use of numerical assessments.