2012-04-07 Search Manager Recertification


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Pincher Creek SAR is running a Search Manager Recertification Course partially funded through a provincial training grant. The course has been rescheduled for Easter weekend (!) on Saturday-Sunday April 7-8, 2012.

The course is composed of reviewing old materials as well as introducing new materials that has surfaced. There will be a review of the ICS related to search managers and map exercises etc.

All interested participants must have their $50.00 deposit in no later than April 5, 2012. Deposits will be refunded to students who complete the course. There is a course limit. The course will fill on a first come first serve basis.

Lunches will be provided. Other meals and accommodation are the responsibility of the student. If you are interested in billeting, contact the course coordinator. Only partial funding has been received from the province. Partial mileage can be paid assuming a reasonable level of car-pooling.

Students should bring any material they have collected from their previous search manager training. As well, they should bring any kits, materials, reference lists and information that they use to support their themselves and their team when managing a search, or as part of an overhead team (Incident Management Team).

Prerequisites: previous Search Manager certification.

Instructor: Daryl Black

For more information see:


or contact the course coordinator: Brett Wuth <wuth@acm.org>, 403-627-2460

Deposit cheques of $50 made out to "Pincher Creek SAR" can be mailed to Box 1251, Pincher Creek, AB, T0K 1W0.

If you're planning on staying in Pincher Creek for the course (e.g. not commuting back to Lethbridge), there are some accommodation options.


Pincher SAR has a group discount set up at the Ramada. This is where the instructor will be. $119.99+tax=$134.71/night (regular $157.17). Continental breakfast, water slide, and hot tub included. Contact the hotel at 1-866-473-3777 and ask to reserve one of the rooms blocked in the name of "Brett Wuth, Pincher Creek Search and Rescue". The block of rooms will be released on Wednesday.


There are a number of other hotels, motels, and bed and breakfast options. http://www.tripadvisor.ca/Tourism-g499107-Pincher_Creek_Alberta-Vacations.html

If you would like to be billeted by one of our members, contact Brett Wuth. (No promises.)

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  • MD Meeting Room: Basement, MD Building, 753 Kettles St, Pincher Creek east door

over the Easter weekend

  • Sat April 7, 2012, 08:30 to 17:30
  • Sun April 8, 2012, 08:30 to 15:00

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To sign up for this course, please click "edit" on the right above and add your name below. Include your phone number, e-mail address, and home town. Or e-mail wuth@acm.org, phone 403-627-2460.

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