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Ground Search and Rescue – Level 1

GROUND SEARCH AND RESCUE 2 (GSAR 2) – TEXSAR – Private

Open Enrollment for current TEXSAR – GSAR 1 Technicians  

Instructors: Wesley Meyer, Master  Instructor,

TEXSAR Sponsored

Class size: Limited to 24

Preregistration Required: (10% late fee less than 14 days before class)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: 18 hour course covering management of multiple teams, multiple search areas, coordinating agencies, assignments, correlation of information and tracking searched areas, LAST, Rescue – Evacuation – Recovery, Pre plan, size up, PLS / POD, Passive and Active search, Interview, Quick Searches, Boundry / perimeter establishment, Detail search, Interviewing witness or victims.

COURSE FORMAT: The GSAR 2 course is normally taught in a two day / 1 night training sessions.

Day 1 AM is lectures 0800-1200

Day 1 PM is technical skills 1300-1700

Day 1 Night training begins a dusk and usually takes 2 .5 – 3 hours.

Day 2 is tech skills all day 0800-1200 and 1300 – 1700

The person completing this course will have the knowledge and skills to function as a search team leader.

  • Current GSAR 1 required
  • This course is a prerequisite for GSAR 3

STANDARDS: This course meets and exceeds Industry Standards and NFPA  1006  chapter 16, requirements. To completely meet all NFPA requirements the Technician would need to attend the GSAR 1, 2, 3 and Wilderness Survival 1.

PPE: Each student is required to provide their own Personal Protective Gear:

  • Hiking or duty boots with ankle support
  • Clothing appropriate for training site (NO SHORTS)
  • Headlight and hand held lights for night training
  • Hiking stick
  • Map Compass (Example – Stansport Deluxe @ Wal Mart $6.10)
  • 24 hr. SAR Pack (Sample list available from RTI) including hydration system or water bottles
  • trail mix or snacks for field work.
PHYSICAL FITNESS REQUIREMENTS: RTI field courses are strenuous in nature. RTI recommends the student be in good physical and mental condition. There are segments of the class that are predominately in the field and require significant walking, possibly in inclement weather. There will be no rest room facilities while on missions.

Additional course information will be emailed to each student registered.

 

GROUND SEARCH AND RESCUE 1 (GSAR 1) – 2 J’s Rescue – Private

Instructor Joe Ringnauld (Ringo223bt@gmail.com)

Location: DFW area (TBA), Tx

Open Enrollment

Class size: Max 24

Preregistration Required: (10% late fee less than 14 days before class)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: 18 hour course covering introduction to search, ICS for field teams, safety. survival packs, K9 disciplines, map and compass, pace count, navigation, active and passive search, tracking, site survey, search techniques, sounding, GPS and includes one night training session.

COURSE FORMAT: The GSAR 1 course is normally taught in a two day / 1 night training sessions. Day 1 morning is lecture,. Day 1 afternoon is basic maps, compass, navigation, pace count, and search techniques.  Day 1 night training includes navigation and searchs in dark condition. Day 2 is all field work with more techniques and field missions.

The person completing this course will have the knowledge and skills to function as a search team member.

  • No prerequisite required.
  • This course is a prerequisite for GSAR 2

STANDARDS: This course meets and exceeds Industry Standards and NFPA  1006  chapter 16, requirements. To completely meet all NFPA requirements the Technician would need to attend the GSAR 1, 2, 3 and Wilderness Survival 1.

PPE: Each student is required to provide their own Personal Protective Gear:

  • Hiking or duty boots with ankle support
  • Clothing appropriate for training site (NO SHORTS)
  • Headlight and hand held lights for night training
  • Hiking stick
  • Map Compass (Example – Stansport Deluxe @ Wal Mart $6.10)
  • 24 hr. SAR Pack (Sample list available from RTI) including hydration system or water bottles
  • trail mix or snacks for field work.
PHYSICAL FITNESS REQUIREMENTS: RTI field courses are strenuous in nature. RTI recommends the student be in good physical and mental condition. There are segments of the class that are predominately in the field and require significant walking, possibly in inclement weather. There will be no rest room facilities while on missions.

Additional course information will be emailed to each student registered.

 

GROUND SEARCH AND RESCUE 1 (GSAR 1) – RLA – Private

Instructor – Wesley Meyer

Hosting Agency: Rescue Lifeline Association

Location: DFW area (TBA), Tx

Open Enrollment

Class size: Max 12

Preregistration Required: (10% late fee less than 14 days before class)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: 18 hour course covering introduction to search, ICS for field teams, safety. survival packs, K9 disciplines, map and compass, pace count, navigation, active and passive search, tracking, site survey, search techniques, sounding, GPS and includes one night training session.

COURSE FORMAT: The GSAR 1 course is normally taught in a two day / 1 night training sessions. Day 1 morning is lecture,. Day 1 afternoon is basic maps, compass, navigation, pace count, and search techniques.  Day 1 night training includes navigation and searchs in dark condition. Day 2 is all field work with more techniques and field missions.

The person completing this course will have the knowledge and skills to function as a search team member.

  • No prerequisite required.
  • This course is a prerequisite for GSAR 2

STANDARDS: This course meets and exceeds Industry Standards and NFPA  1006  chapter 16, requirements. To completely meet all NFPA requirements the Technician would need to attend the GSAR 1, 2, 3 and Wilderness Survival 1.

PPE: Each student is required to provide their own Personal Protective Gear:

  • Hiking or duty boots with ankle support
  • Clothing appropriate for training site (NO SHORTS)
  • Headlight and hand held lights for night training
  • Hiking stick
  • Map Compass (Example – Stansport Deluxe @ Wal Mart $6.10)
  • 24 hr. SAR Pack (Sample list available from RTI) including hydration system or water bottles
  • trail mix or snacks for field work.
PHYSICAL FITNESS REQUIREMENTS: RTI field courses are strenuous in nature. RTI recommends the student be in good physical and mental condition. There are segments of the class that are predominately in the field and require significant walking, possibly in inclement weather. There will be no rest room facilities while on missions.

Additional course information will be emailed to each student registered.

 

GROUND SEARCH AND RESCUE 1 (GSAR 1) – TEXSAR North

Open Enrollment – Register with Greg Fair

Lead Instructor – Greg Fair, TEXSAR North (greg.fair@texsar.org)

Class size: Limited to 12

Preregistration Required: (10% late fee less than 14 days before class)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: 18 hour course covering introduction to search, ICS for field teams, safety. survival packs, K9 disciplines, map and compass, pace count, navigation, active and passive search, tracking, site survey, search techniques, sounding, GPS and includes one night training session.

COURSE FORMAT: The GSAR 1 course is normally taught in a two day / 1 night training sessions. Day 1 morning is lecture,. Day 1 afternoon is basic maps, compass, navigation, pace count, and search techniques.  Day 1 night training includes navigation and searchs in dark condition. Day 2 is all field work with more techniques and field missions.

The person completing this course will have the knowledge and skills to function as a search team member.

  • No prerequisite required.
  • This course is a prerequisite for GSAR 2

STANDARDS: This course meets and exceeds Industry Standards and NFPA  1006  chapter 16, requirements. To completely meet all NFPA requirements the Technician would need to attend the GSAR 1, 2, 3 and Wilderness Survival 1.

PPE: Each student is required to provide their own Personal Protective Gear:

  • Hiking or duty boots with ankle support
  • Clothing appropriate for training site (NO SHORTS)
  • Headlight and hand held lights for night training
  • Hiking stick
  • Map Compass (Example – Stansport Deluxe @ Wal Mart $6.10)
  • 24 hr. SAR Pack (Sample list available from RTI) including hydration system or water bottles
  • trail mix or snacks for field work.
PHYSICAL FITNESS REQUIREMENTS: RTI field courses are strenuous in nature. RTI recommends the student be in good physical and mental condition. There are segments of the class that are predominately in the field and require significant walking, possibly in inclement weather. There will be no rest room facilities while on missions.

Additional course information will be emailed to each student registered.

 

GROUND SEARCH AND RESCUE 1 (GSAR 1) – TEXSAR Gulf Coast

Instructor Joseph Huston – Lead Instructor (713) 582-9859  or joseph.Huston@texsar.org

Register with Instructor

Location: Jack Brooks Park, Hitchcock, Texas

Private Enrollment – TEXSAR

Class size: 24

Preregistration Required: (10% late fee less than 14 days before class)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: 18 hour course covering introduction to search, ICS for field teams, safety. survival packs, K9 disciplines, map and compass, pace count, navigation, active and passive search, tracking, site survey, search techniques, sounding, GPS and includes one night training session.

COURSE FORMAT: The GSAR 1 course is normally taught in a two day / 1 night training sessions. Day 1 morning is lecture,. Day 1 afternoon is basic maps, compass, navigation, pace count, and search techniques.  Day 1 night training includes navigation and searchs in dark condition. Day 2 is all field work with more techniques and field missions.

The person completing this course will have the knowledge and skills to function as a search team member.

  • No prerequisite required.
  • This course is a prerequisite for GSAR 2

STANDARDS: This course meets and exceeds Industry Standards and NFPA  1006  chapter 16, requirements. To completely meet all NFPA requirements the Technician would need to attend the GSAR 1, 2, 3 and Wilderness Survival 1.

PPE: Each student is required to provide their own Personal Protective Gear:

  • Hiking or duty boots with ankle support
  • Clothing appropriate for training site (NO SHORTS)
  • Headlight and hand held lights for night training
  • Hiking stick
  • Map Compass (Example – Stansport Deluxe @ Wal Mart $6.10)
  • 24 hr. SAR Pack (Sample list available from RTI) including hydration system or water bottles
  • trail mix or snacks for field work.
PHYSICAL FITNESS REQUIREMENTS: RTI field courses are strenuous in nature. RTI recommends the student be in good physical and mental condition. There are segments of the class that are predominately in the field and require significant walking, possibly in inclement weather. There will be no rest room facilities while on missions.

Additional course information will be emailed to each student registered.

 

GROUND SEARCH AND RESCUE 1 (GSAR 1) – Class Full

Instructor: Wesley Meyer

Location: Bullard, Texas

Class Full

Class size: 24

Preregistration Required: (10% late fee less than 14 days before class)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: 18 hour course covering introduction to search, ICS for field teams, safety. survival packs, K9 disciplines, map and compass, pace count, navigation, active and passive search, tracking, site survey, search techniques, sounding, GPS and includes one night training session.

COURSE FORMAT: The GSAR 1 course is normally taught in a two day / 1 night training sessions. Day 1 morning is lecture,. Day 1 afternoon is basic maps, compass, navigation, pace count, and search techniques.  Day 1 night training includes navigation and searchs in dark condition. Day 2 is all field work with more techniques and field missions.

The person completing this course will have the knowledge and skills to function as a search team member.

  • No prerequisite required.
  • This course is a prerequisite for GSAR 2

STANDARDS: This course meets and exceeds Industry Standards and NFPA  1006  chapter 16, requirements. To completely meet all NFPA requirements the Technician would need to attend the GSAR 1, 2, 3 and Wilderness Survival 1.

PPE: Each student is required to provide their own Personal Protective Gear:

  • Hiking or duty boots with ankle support
  • Clothing appropriate for training site (NO SHORTS)
  • Headlight and hand held lights for night training
  • Hiking stick
  • Map Compass (Example – Stansport Deluxe @ Wal Mart $6.10)
  • 24 hr. SAR Pack (Sample list available from RTI) including hydration system or water bottles
  • trail mix or snacks for field work.
PHYSICAL FITNESS REQUIREMENTS: RTI field courses are strenuous in nature. RTI recommends the student be in good physical and mental condition. There are segments of the class that are predominately in the field and require significant walking, possibly in inclement weather. There will be no rest room facilities while on missions.

Additional course information will be emailed to each student registered.

 

GROUND SEARCH AND RESCUE 1 (GSAR 1) – RTI – Open

Winter Rate courses are Non-refundable and non-transferable!!

Instructor: Wesley Meyer

Location: Austin, Texas

Open Enrollment

Class size: 24

Preregistration Required: (10% late fee less than 14 days before class)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: 18 hour course covering introduction to search, ICS for field teams, safety. survival packs, K9 disciplines, map and compass, pace count, navigation, active and passive search, tracking, site survey, search techniques, sounding, GPS and includes one night training session.

COURSE FORMAT: The GSAR 1 course is normally taught in a two day / 1 night training sessions. Day 1 morning is lecture,. Day 1 afternoon is basic maps, compass, navigation, pace count, and search techniques.  Day 1 night training includes navigation and searchs in dark condition. Day 2 is all field work with more techniques and field missions.

The person completing this course will have the knowledge and skills to function as a search team member.

  • No prerequisite required.
  • This course is a prerequisite for GSAR 2

STANDARDS: This course meets and exceeds Industry Standards and NFPA  1006  chapter 16, requirements. To completely meet all NFPA requirements the Technician would need to attend the GSAR 1, 2, 3 and Wilderness Survival 1.

PPE: Each student is required to provide their own Personal Protective Gear:

  • Hiking or duty boots with ankle support
  • Clothing appropriate for training site (NO SHORTS)
  • Headlight and hand held lights for night training
  • Hiking stick
  • Map Compass (Example – Stansport Deluxe @ Wal Mart $6.10)
  • 24 hr. SAR Pack (Sample list available from RTI) including hydration system or water bottles
  • trail mix or snacks for field work.
PHYSICAL FITNESS REQUIREMENTS: RTI field courses are strenuous in nature. RTI recommends the student be in good physical and mental condition. There are segments of the class that are predominately in the field and require significant walking, possibly in inclement weather. There will be no rest room facilities while on missions.

Additional course information will be emailed to each student registered.

 

GROUND SEARCH AND RESCUE 1 (GSAR 1) – Lone Star Task Force

Instructor: Joe Ringnald

Location: Livingston, Texas

Lone Star Task Force – Private

Class size: 24

Preregistration Required: (10% late fee less than 14 days before class)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: 18 hour course covering introduction to search, ICS for field teams, safety. survival packs, K9 disciplines, map and compass, pace count, navigation, active and passive search, tracking, site survey, search techniques, sounding, GPS and includes one night training session.

COURSE FORMAT: The GSAR 1 course is normally taught in a two day / 1 night training sessions. Day 1 morning is lecture,. Day 1 afternoon is basic maps, compass, navigation, pace count, and search techniques.  Day 1 night training includes navigation and searchs in dark condition. Day 2 is all field work with more techniques and field missions.

The person completing this course will have the knowledge and skills to function as a search team member.

  • No prerequisite required.
  • This course is a prerequisite for GSAR 2

STANDARDS: This course meets and exceeds Industry Standards and NFPA  1006  chapter 16, requirements. To completely meet all NFPA requirements the Technician would need to attend the GSAR 1, 2, 3 and Wilderness Survival 1.

PPE: Each student is required to provide their own Personal Protective Gear:

  • Hiking or duty boots with ankle support
  • Clothing appropriate for training site (NO SHORTS)
  • Headlight and hand held lights for night training
  • Hiking stick
  • Map Compass (Example – Stansport Deluxe @ Wal Mart $6.10)
  • 24 hr. SAR Pack (Sample list available from RTI) including hydration system or water bottles
  • trail mix or snacks for field work.
PHYSICAL FITNESS REQUIREMENTS: RTI field courses are strenuous in nature. RTI recommends the student be in good physical and mental condition. There are segments of the class that are predominately in the field and require significant walking, possibly in inclement weather. There will be no rest room facilities while on missions.

Additional course information will be emailed to each student registered.

 

GROUND SEARCH AND RESCUE 1 (GSAR 1) – Cypress Lakes VFD – Open

Cypress Lakes VFD – Open

Location: Cleveland, Texas Area

Open Enrollment

Class size: 24 

Preregistration Required: (10% late fee less than 14 days before class)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: 18 hour course covering introduction to search, ICS for field teams, safety. survival packs, K9 disciplines, map and compass, pace count, navigation, active and passive search, tracking, site survey, search techniques, sounding, GPS and includes one night training session.

COURSE FORMAT: The GSAR 1 course is normally taught in a two day / 1 night training sessions. Day 1 morning is lecture,. Day 1 afternoon is basic maps, compass, navigation, pace count, and search techniques.  Day 1 night training includes navigation and searchs in dark condition. Day 2 is all field work with more techniques and field missions.

The person completing this course will have the knowledge and skills to function as a search team member.

  • No prerequisite required.
  • This course is a prerequisite for GSAR 2

STANDARDS: This course meets and exceeds Industry Standards and NFPA  1006  chapter 16, requirements. To completely meet all NFPA requirements the Technician would need to attend the GSAR 1, 2, 3 and Wilderness Survival 1.

PPE: Each student is required to provide their own Personal Protective Gear:

  • Hiking or duty boots with ankle support
  • Clothing appropriate for training site (NO SHORTS)
  • Headlight and hand held lights for night training
  • Hiking stick
  • Map Compass (Example – Stansport Deluxe @ Wal Mart $6.10)
  • 24 hr. SAR Pack (Sample list available from RTI) including hydration system or water bottles
  • trail mix or snacks for field work.
PHYSICAL FITNESS REQUIREMENTS: RTI field courses are strenuous in nature. RTI recommends the student be in good physical and mental condition. There are segments of the class that are predominately in the field and require significant walking, possibly in inclement weather. There will be no rest room facilities while on missions.

Additional course information will be emailed to each student registered.

 

GROUND SEARCH AND RESCUE 2 (GSAR 2) – TEXSAR

Private Course

Instructors: Wesley Meyer –  Lead Instructor, Joseph Huston – Asst Instructor

Class size: Limited to 24

Preregistration Required: (10% late fee less than 14 days before class)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: 18 hour course covering management of multiple teams, multiple search areas, coordinating agencies, assignments, correlation of information and tracking searched areas, LAST, Rescue – Evacuation – Recovery, Pre plan, size up, PLS / POD, Passive and Active search, Interview, Quick Searches, Boundry / perimeter establishment, Detail search, Interviewing witness or victims.

COURSE FORMAT: The GSAR 2 course is normally taught in a two day / 1 night training sessions.

Day 1 AM is lectures 0900-1200

Day 1 PM is technical skills 1300-1700

Day 1 Night training begins a dusk and usually takes 2 .5 – 3 hours.

Day 2 is tech skills all day 0800-1200 and 1300 – 1700

The person completing this course will have the knowledge and skills to function as a search team leader.

  • Current GSAR 1 required
  • This course is a prerequisite for GSAR 3

STANDARDS: This course meets and exceeds Industry Standards and NFPA  1006  chapter 16, requirements. To completely meet all NFPA requirements the Technician would need to attend the GSAR 1, 2, 3 and Wilderness Survival 1.

PPE: Each student is required to provide their own Personal Protective Gear:

  • Hiking or duty boots with ankle support
  • Clothing appropriate for training site (NO SHORTS)
  • Headlight and hand held lights for night training
  • Hiking stick
  • Map Compass (Example – Stansport Deluxe @ Wal Mart $6.10)
  • 24 hr. SAR Pack (Sample list available from RTI) including hydration system or water bottles
  • trail mix or snacks for field work.
PHYSICAL FITNESS REQUIREMENTS: RTI field courses are strenuous in nature. RTI recommends the student be in good physical and mental condition. There are segments of the class that are predominately in the field and require significant walking, possibly in inclement weather. There will be no rest room facilities while on missions.

Additional course information will be emailed to each student registered.