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... So that you can start your Search and Rescue (SAR) experience with real, relevant and reputable information ...
... So that you can build a solid foundation of SAR knowledge to begin your Search and Rescue (SAR) experience ...
... So that you can decide (at no cost!) if, where and how you can add value to searches for lost and missing people ...
... So that Others May Live ...
This free education delivers an introduction into your initial foundation ... and then provides a clear path to becoming a trusted, reliable responder on an actual search.
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This course is appropriate for anyone wanting to learn more about the critical and exciting role of Search and Rescue (SAR).
You might be interested in background knowledge about SAR or as an initial step to join a SAR Team.
Former students have consisted of public safety workers (law, fire and EMS), community volunteers, current and former military, media, etc.
My training is NOT for someone who wants to use SAR as a means to simply attract attention to themselves.
Yes, a variety of educational opportunities to advance your knowledge and skills are available.
Email-only courses do not earn the recipient a certificate. For those that choose to advance to the full course, however, a downloadable Certificate of Completion is provided and backed by TEAM Solutions.
TEAM Solutions and Mike McKenna are respected internationally for delivering professional, experienced and results-oriented adult education. Mike is both a veteran responder and an experienced instructor.
3 simple reasons:
Like with any adult education, you'll get out of it what you put into it.
The emailed lessons provide you the basics of “who” and “what” during a SAR mission and will equip you with the initial knowledge and guidance to decide if additional SAR education is appropriate.
While you won't yet be capable of ethically responding to a real search, you'll be well on your way!
I'm Mike and I've responded to and taught search and rescue (SAR) for 20+ years at the local, state and federal levels. When I became interested in SAR, I wasted hours and hours trying to find out where and how to get involved, the right way. Like you perhaps, I discovered as much bad information as I did good information.
Those years of experience have enabled me to pass along some of the information to you that I wish I had when I was new.
Fabulous! I love the ability to accomplish necessary certifications/classes on my own schedule. The way the courses are formatted in small sessions as you go, each building upon the former, is (in my opinion) the best way to learn. All the material is clear, concise and insightful, and the "customer service" is immediate and personal. I just love it! Thanx!!
I love your courses and plan on continuing education with you.
I took the SAR-Basic online course from Team Solutions and found it to be a great benefit to my team and myself. I believe that while some of us may have a long life of experience(s) with any number of career choices, it is always beneficial to take a step back and remind yourself just where you started. This course served as a fantastic refresher for many of us and as a great knowledge base for the newer ones with lesser field experience. Thanks Mike for the opportunity!
Thanks for bringing SAR into the tech age TEAM Solutions!
Overall, this is by far the next best thing to going to a class somewhere and learning it. Except this is cheaper, actual training (not just a page ripped out of a text book) and from a good instructor.
Hi Mike, I love your courses and plan on continuing education with you.
I completed the basic Search and Rescue course. I know what your thinking, You are thinking it is (online) course and not that much to it. Well let me tell you, you are very wrong. This is a lot of information. And if you have any questions Mike is an email away and will answer your questions ASAP. I enjoyed this course so much, I can't wait to start the k9 training course. If this is something you are interested in I strongly encourage you to sign up for this course. You have nothing to lose. Thank you Mike for helping me get this crazy dream of mine started.
...this type of training brings needed knowledge to the surface and helps the memory. I would recommend this course for any officer interested in improving their skills, which sometimes means we go home to the family another day. Win/Win…
I loved this course! It covered many, many areas that I feel and felt need covered with all Team members!
... For someone just starting (in Search & Rescue) this course is just right.
I like it - it's good for all people to do this course.
Great introduction to what SAR is and how it should be trained for and performed.
it was a great training.. thanks to Mike
Preview the lessons in the full, online course HERE.