2020 Spring SAR Basics/Announce


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[edit] Announcement

Course Name: Search and Rescue Basics


Also known as SAR Fundamentals, SAR Basics is the introductory course that covers all the basic material that a SAR worker needs to know. It includes both classroom and outdoor exercises. A provincially recognized certificate is issued for satisfactory completion of the course.

Offered To:

All interested persons - search and rescue workers, government workers, and members of the public.


Brett Wuth and guest instructors

Place: Provincial Building, Pincher Creek (and various outdoor venues).


The course is 40 hours spread over 6 days.

February 12-14 and 26-28, 2020. Note these dates are Wednesdays (evenings) to Fridays. They have been chosen to accommodate needs of students that normally work weekends.

See detail of times and places on the web page http://pcsar.dyndns.org:8080/mediawiki/index.php/2020_Spring_SAR_Basics


By the 2nd weekend of the SAR Fundamentals course, the student must have completed separately and show an ICS 100 certificate. This approximately 3 hour course is available from multiple sources, including for free on-line from the Alberta government. See http://pcsar.webhop.org/mediawiki/index.php/Training/ICS_100

For SAR Alberta certification, the student must also attain separately (before or after) and show a valid Standard First Aid certification.

Although there are roles in SAR for people of all physical abilities, this course requires the students to perform some vigourous outdoor activities. Students should be able to walk 3 km in one hour through lightly wooded mostly level terrain in cold weather while wearing a 10 kg pack and avoiding terrain hazards.


This course is partially funded by an Alberta Government grant and the Shell Social Investment Fund, with additional costs being underwritten by PCSAR.

Seating is limited. Students who register but do not attend or do not complete the course restrict participation and funding for other students who would have completed the course. A $50 deposit is required to hold a seat. The deposit will be refunded if the student completes the course.

Deposits made out to "Pincher Creek Search and Rescue" may be:

mailed to:

SAR Basics
Pincher Creek Search and Rescue
Box 1705
Pincher Creek, AB
T0K 1W0

or hand delivered cheques to our Administrator (1-855-727-6825).

A text book is supplied with the course.

The student is responsible for travel, and accommodation. Lunches will be provided. Please let us know if you have any food allergies.

To Register:

Contact pcsar-train@castrov.cuug.ab.ca 1-855-727-6825 and provide your name, e-mail address and phone number.

Follow up with the deposit by registration deadline.

Priority is given to volunteer members of Alberta SAR organizations.

A portion of seats are reserved for those that will are or will be joining Pincher SAR.

Registration deadline: February 7, 2020

For more information:

visit http://pcsar.dyndns.org:8080/mediawiki/index.php/2020_Spring_SAR_Basics

[edit] Distribution

To be distributed to: see contacts on Other Organizations

  • (done) PCSAR members
    • (done) "pcsar-announce" mailing list
    • (done) calendar
    • (done) announce at meetings
  • SAR Alberta training coordinator
  • Lethbridge SAR
  • CSDA - Lethbridge
  • Blood Tribe Police
  • Shell Waterton
  • PCES
  • CMR
  • Pincher Creek RCMP
  • Waterton Park
  • OFC
  • Alberta Parks
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