SAR Fundamentals/Prep/Boilerplate


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See generic master list

Work to do in preparation for course

  • pick dates
    • consult with organizer of mock search
  • create wiki pages
  • Determine amount of registration deposit
  • Determine contacts for registration
    • mail
    • e-mail
    • phone
  • Determine registration deadline
  • customize the announcement
  • Develop detailed budget/financial plan; place copy on wiki
  • 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."
    • recruit critique chair
  • register students
  • facilitator
    • book room
      • arrange wireless access at classroom
    • book riding arena for Type 4 search
    • arrange for room key to be picked up
    • arrange for refreshments to be brought
    • arrange snacks and/or lunches
    • arrange for lunches to be brought
  • prepare instructional material
    • organize mock search
      • invite PCSAR mock participants
    • develop case studies (Komlodi, Koopmans)
    • set up ICS 100 exam
    • break up navigation sections -- 4 hour long loses student concentration
    • 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 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
  • update the generic list from the course's list
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