Wilderness Search and Rescue Awareness

Wilderness Search and Rescue Awareness : 12.00 Hours

Course Description

This course is designed to train first responders whose responsibilities include searching for lost persons in urban and austere land environments. The Awareness course is an introduction to the wilderness search and rescue process. Topics include recognition of weather and environmental concerns, appropriate clothing, gear and PPE, and mitigation of incident hazards. It also includes basic searching techniques and procedures including navigation.

This course meets the requirements listed in NFPA 1006 Chapter 11 Wilderness Search and Rescue. This course focuses on teaching skills to responders searching for missing persons in land environments that do not require swift water or technical rescue skills.   

Wilderness Search and Rescue Awareness is a prerequisite to be completed prior to registering for Wilderness Search and Rescue Operations and Technician.

This course is part of the following Program


There are no prerequisites to taking this course

Additional Files

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Applicable Credits

Hours 2