Skills Evaluation


During this weekend, SAR trainees have the opportunity to demonstrate all the skills learned during the course of training.

When & Where

Current Cal-ESAR Candidates and Members: Please log in to the Member Portal for schedule and location details

Skills emphasized

  • Fire

  • Shelter

  • Knots (see Knots page)

  • Ropes

  • Pack Inspection

  • Radio

  • Type 1 (Hasty)

  • Type 2 (Grid)

  • Type 3 ("Hands and Knees")

  • Map and compass

  • Litter packaging

  • Pack Inspection (See the pack equipment list)

  • Incident Command System (ICS)

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the pre-reqs for this training?

A: This training is our final exam for this year's training cycle. You'll need to have attended all required training weekends or demonstrate competency of each weekends subject matter and skills.

Q: Will the final training be a drive-in or hike-in spot?

A: This will be a hike in with your 72 hour pack. During the day you'll need a your day pack.

Q: Will there be water on-site?

A: Yes, but you should come prepared with your own water supply.