In our Introduction Navigation course, we introduced all of the topics needed to successfully navigate in wilderness (roadless) areas. In this advanced course, the skills are reinforced through an extensive, two-day field problem. Because navigation in the SAR environment is more than just getting from Point A to Point B, this exercise incorporates all aspects of search and rescue learned up to this point, and gives the student the opportunity to practice these skills inside a simulated SAR environment.
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- Cross-country navigation
- Point location
- Following briefing instructions
- Describing locations
- Practice of Type I, II & III searches
- Practice medical proficiency
- Practice tracking
- Practice technical rope rescue skills
Note: This course is a good "dress rehearsal" and skills review for the Skills Evaluation Weekend.