​​​​Flood Search and Rescue (SAR) Management

On-site Training; Workshop Format

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FEMA/Michael Rieger
FEMA/Michael Rieger

Course:  Flood Search and Rescue (SAR) Management – SAR-014

Course Objective: To improve the management of search and rescue operations after a flood.

This highly interactive, capability-building course will improve the participant’s knowledge, skills and abilities to efficiently search and account for a population of unknown numbers of people and pets.  By using proven and systematic best practices, the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) can make an informed and timely decision how and when to suspend or expand the search effort.  Note:  This is an interactive, capability-building search management course, not a water skills class.

Course Audience:  Intended participants are supervisory and command level responders, emergency managers and any others that are accountable for their citizens after a flood event.  A growing number of personnel are expected to add value to the management of water and flood incidents.  Make sure when that person is you, that you’re trained and ready.

Audience includes municipal, county, state, tribal and federal agency representatives from the Public Sector (law enforcement, fire service, emergency medical, emergency management, search & rescue, CERT, military, etc.) and the Private Sector (industrial operations, remote operations, etc.).

Course Length:  Eight (8) total hours; the course can be delivered in two separate 4-hour modules on separate days or evenings or can be delivered in one 8-hour module.

Prerequisites: none

Class size:  minimum 10 participants – maximum 36

Certificate:  TEAM Solutions Certificate of Completion

C.E.U.:  0.8 CEUs

Required Personal Protective Equipment:  none

Location:  Client site (basic A/V requirements)

Course Topics

Module 1 – (4 hours)

  1. Course Objectives and Participant Introductions
  2. Scenario #1 – focus on objectives
    • Response Objectives, Expectations & Considerations
  3. Scenario #2 – focus on field skills
    • Search Skills
  4. Scenario #3 – focus on management skills
    • Search Management

Module 2 – (4 hours)

  1. Table Top Exercise #1 – 2-Person Teams
  2. Table Top Exercise #2 – Group Exercise
  3. Course Review and Graduation

Course Cost:  Varies based on delivery location, contact us below for a quote.

Course Contact:

Please see below.

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