Primary Learning Objective: The objective of this course is to enhance the capabilities of field Search and Rescue (SAR) personnel by increasing their individual abilities to perceive and process clues during SAR responses.
- This course is designed to increase the capabilities of individual SAR personnel through recognition of human physiological limitations and through the development of mechanisms to overcome those limitations.
- Students will be introduced to the capabilities and limitations of the five senses and the human brain and their relationship with clue recognition during SAR operations. Students will then be introduced to several methods to overcome human physiological limitations to maximize their abilities to identify clues in the field during SAR operations . Participants will also be introduced to a variety of hazards to safety found in the field and their relationship to clue awareness. Students will then experience several field evolutions which reinforce the earlier classroom lessons. ,)
- Successful completion of this course will increase the success of individual searchers in identifying clues and lead to a more efficient and successful SAR response overall.
- Unit 1: Introduction to Clue Awareness and Search Management
- Unit 2: Clue Awareness and Searcher Safety
- Unit 3: Internal Factors in Clue Detection: The Senses
- Unit 4: Internal Factors in Clue Detection: The Brain
- Unit 5: How To Overcome Your Human Limitations
- Unit 6: Field Evolutions
Equipment Required: Students should be prepared to spend the entire afternoon in the field. Clothing appropriate for the environment is required. Also, students will be responsible for carrying their own water etc. in the field. SAR personnel are encouraged to bring their field gear for the outdoor evolutions.
Books or Supplies Required: None
Sat. Dec 01, 2018 0800 - 1700
Carolina Beach State Park - New Hanover County
1010 State Park Rd, Carolina Beach NC 28428
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||Brief, Samuel D.
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