SAR Fundamentals/Prep

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Work to do in preparation for course

  • review evaluation feedback from previous courses
  • pick dates
    • consult with organizer of mock search
  • create wiki pages
  • devise mechanisms work with other instructors on keeping to their allocated time in their presentations
  • Determine amount of registration deposit
  • Determine contacts for registration
    • mail
    • e-mail
    • phone
  • Determine registration deadline
  • customize the announcement
  • invite alumni to refresher
    The SAR Basics course is a great opportunity for people that have already taken the course to refresh their skills. Come on out and join us for whatever sections you're interested in. See the course schedule:
    http://pcsar.dyndns.org:8080/mediawiki/index.php/2016_Fall_SAR_Basics/Schedule
    Let us know you're coming, so we can make sure we have enough supplies. Email pcsar-train@castrov.cuug.ab.ca or call 1-855-727-6825.
  • Develop detailed budget/financial plan; place copy on wiki
  • bring training material up to CSA curriculum standard
  • update certificate template
    • consider changing "has attended" to "has completed" or similar
    • add wording (back?) to match list of subjects in SOG 21.2.1
    • if completed, add indicator that meets CSA Z1625 (CSA logo or SARVAC logo or "meets CSA Z1625")
  • find personnel
    • co-instructors
    • volunteers
      "Putting on our annual SAR Basics course takes a lot of effort. But it's worth it to bring new trained members into the group. Can you help? We need people to be gophers, we need people that are willing to present sections of the course (we have lesson plans for you), we need people to help set up mini exercises. Let Brett know if you can help. pcsar-train@castrov.cuug.ab.ca."
    • recruit critique chair
    • send Presenters' orientation
  • register students
  • facilitator
    • book room
      • need large map-sized table for every 2 students
      • arrange wireless access at classroom
    • pick up flip chart stand
    • arrange for projection screen (PCES?)
    • book Beauvais for field exercise
    • arrange for room key to be picked up
    • arrange for refreshments/food to be brought
    • arrange snacks and/or lunches
    • arrange for lunches to be brought
    • arrange for entry in D4H
  • prepare instructional material
    • organize mock search
      • invite PCSAR mock participants
    • develop case studies (Komlodi, Koopmans)
    • set up ICS 100 exam
    • set up review section
    • organize folder, overhead slides for each section
    • need short filler material (approx 15 min each) when get through material ahead of time
      • consider anecdotes
      • consider short presentation on material not normally included
    • incorporate being on time as part of the training
  • create a contingency plan for SAR being called out during course
  • arrange for and prepare the aids (support material) for each section
    • handouts for each section
  • prior to each weekend
    • email reminder of prep for conditions
    • pick up flip chart stand
    • pick up projection screen
    • pick up GPSs
    • pick up VHF & FRS radios
    • verify multimedia setup
      • pick up overhead projector
      • queue powerpoint presentations
      • configure to play videos from laptop
    • get overhead box
      • get hanging white sheets
    • get maps from SARCAR
    • stretcher, webbing for lashing, carry
    • arrange for and prepare the aids (support material) for each section
    • print course schedules for instructors
    • get weather report
    • pick up coffee urn, etc.
    • bring powerbar
  • leading up to mock search
    • arrange for equipment trailer, MCP, briefing trailer to be delivered
    • bring stuff from firehall cabinet


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