WE PROVIDE THE BEST SEARCH AND RESCUE TRAINING CLASSES TO THE JACKSON, TN. AREA. OUR WOODLAND BASED SEARCH AND RESCUE CLASSES ARE TOP NOTCH AND PROVIDE WEST TN THE ABILITY TO TRAIN IN A REAL WORLD ENVIRONMENT.

THIS COURSE IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE ENHANCED TRAINING OPTIONS RELATED TO WOODLAND SEARCH AND RESCUE FOR PUBLIC SERVICE FIRST RESPONDERS AND THEIR ADMINISTRATORS AS WELL AS OTHER VOLUNTEER SEARCHERS.

THIS IS A 5 DAY/4 NIGHT COURSE IN WHICH 3 DAYS AND 3 NIGHTS WILL BE SPENT IN CAMP WITH THE FINAL 2 DAYS AND 1 NIGHT BEING A SCENARIO BASED FTX (FIELD TRAINING EXERCISE) INCLUDING CONTINUOUS SEARCH, LAND NAVIGATION AND TRACKING INSTRUCTION. YOU WILL STAY IN A WOODLAND ENVIRONMENT THE ENTIRE CLASS DURATION EXCEPT AS SCENARIO DICTATES. EXPECT LENGTHY HIKES OF UP TO 3-5 MILES IN ANY DIRECTION AT ANY TIME DEPENDING ON CONDITIONS AND SCENARIO. REMAINING IN CAMP AND ON-SCENE IS MANDATORY THE ENTIRE DURATION FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE COURSE. OUR MINDSET IS THAT THE MISSING OR LOST PERSON WE ARE SEARCHING FOR DOESN’T HAVE OPPORTUNITY OR ABILITY TO LEAVE WHEN THEY WANT TO, SO STAYING AFIELD CONTINUOUSLY IS THE LEAST WE CAN DO WHILE TRAINING TO LOCATE AND RESCUE THEM. THEY AND THEIR LOVED ONES DEPEND ON US TO PERFORM AND SUCCEED AND THAT IS WHAT WE WILL STRIVE TO DO.

THIS COURSE IS LIMITED TO 5 STUDENTS PER SESSION. WE UNDERSTAND THAT TYPICAL TRAINING COURSES CONTAINING LARGE GROUPS DO NOT USUALLY YIELD PERSONAL AND DETAIL ORIENTED TRAINING AND STUDENT INFORMATION RETENTION SUFFERS BECAUSE OF IT. WE CHOOSE TO KEEP THINGS FOCUSED ON THE INDIVIDUALS WE TRAIN FOR THEIR PERSONAL AND AGENCY BENEFIT. IF OUR COURSE SCHEDULE DOES NOT MEET YOUR AGENCIES/PERSONAL NEEDS PLEASE CONTACT US FOR A COURSE TO ACCOMMODATE YOU. WE OFFER THIS COURSE BY SPECIAL REQUEST THROUGHOUT THE YEAR IN ADDITION TO OUR NORMAL SCHEDULE.

  • WE OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ANY VOLUNTEER AGENCY.
  • CERTIFICATES ISSUED UPON COMPLETION OF ALL COURSES WE OFFER.
  • THIS COURSE IS FOR ALL PUBLIC SERVANTS AS WELL AS THE GENERAL PUBLIC. LAW ENFORCEMENT,FIRE,EMS,RESCUE SQUADS,VOLUNTEER FIRE OR OTHER VOLUNTEERS,ETC. ARE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE.

THE COURSE MISSION IS TO ACCOMPLISH SEVERAL GOALS. AMONG THEM ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  1. TO INSTILL CONFIDENCE,MOBILITY AND SELF RELIANCE SKILLS INTO FIRST RESPONDERS CONDUCTING WILDERNESS SEARCHES REGARDLESS OF WEATHER AND CHANGING CONDITIONS.
  2. TO INSTILL CONFIDENCE INTO THE ADMINISTRATORS/INCIDENT COMMANDERS IN REFERENCE TO THE FIRST RESPONDING PUBLIC SERVANTS UNDER THEIR COMMAND AND THEIR ABILITIES TO REMAIN AFIELD IN LESS THAN IDEAL ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS.
  3. TO TEACH, FOR COMPLETE UNDERSTANDING, WOODLAND SEARCH AND LAND NAVIGATION METHODS THAT SIMPLY WORK. OUR GOAL IS TO GET FIRST RESPONDERS TO THINK “OUTSIDE THE GRID” AND MORE INTO WHAT OUR ENVIRONMENT IS TELLING US. THIS TRAINING INCREASES THEIR ABILITY TO MOVE AND COVER GROUND CONFIDENTLY AND MORE EFFICIENTLY. WE TRAIN TO DEVELOP A PROFESSIONAL STRATEGY AND ELEVATED STATE OF READINESS FOR THOSE WHO SEEK IT.
  4. TO INCREASE FIRST RESPONDERS READINESS TO RESPOND TO THESE TYPE SITUATIONS FULLY PREPARED AND WITHOUT UNNECESSARY DELAY. WE SEEK TO PREVENT A FAILURE TO HAVE THE APPROPRIATE GEAR AT HAND, BEYOND BASIC MEDICAL SUPPLIES, THAT WOULD ALLOW FOR SUSTAINED WOODLAND FUNCTIONALITY IN A WILDERNESS SEARCH AND RESCUE SITUATION.
  5. TO ENSURE AN UNDERSTANDING, AND TO TEACH THE MINDSET THAT “YOU CAN’T FIX THEM IF YOU CAN’T FIND THEM”. COVERING GROUND EFFECTIVELY AND EFFICIENTLY IS THE HIGHEST OF PRIORITIES WHEN TIME IS CRUCIAL. WE WILL EXPAND ON AND EVOLVE WHAT WOODLAND SEARCH AND RESCUE PREPAREDNESS REALLY IS, OR SHOULD BE.

TOPICS COVERED:

  • INTRODUCTION TO LAND NAVIGATION
  • ENHANCED LAND NAVIGATION
  • MAN TRACKING/INCIDENT COMMAND
  • GEAR/KIT/CLOTHING SELECTION AND DISCUSSION
  • HASTY TEAM METHODS
  • SELF MAPPING
  • MAP FREE NAVIGATION
  • SOCNAV
  • WAYPOINT MARKING AND SEARCH TECHNIQUES
  • BASIC SURVIVAL SKILLS WHILE CONDUCTING SEARCHES
  • QUICK SHELTER OPTIONS
  • WATER PROCUREMENT AND TREATMENT
  • FIRE OPTIONS
  • SCENARIO BASED FINAL FTX (FIELD TRAINING EXERCISE)
  • U.T.M./M.G.R.S. MILITARY GRID REFERENCE SYSTEM
  • IMPROVISED RAPPELLING
  • DIETARY/NUTRITIONAL CONCERNS DURING LENGTHY OPERATIONS

ITEMS NEEDED:

  • BASEPLATE STYLE COMPASS (NON LENSATIC) WITH MOVEABLE BEZEL RING AND SIGHTING DEVICE (SILVA RANGER OR SIMILAR)
  • BACKPACK
  • TARP 10’X10′ OR SMALLER
  • APPROPRIATE CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR
  • FOOD
  • BLAZE ORANGE OR OTHER BRIGHTLY COLORED BANDANA/FLAGGING MATERIAL
  • MEASURING DEVICE (RULER,SMALL TAPE,ETC. )
  • NOTEPAD AND PENCIL (WATERPROOF RECOMMENDED)
  • EMERGENCY SPACE BLANKET
  • BIC BRAND LIGHTER
  • WATER BOTTLE/HYDRATION PACK
  • KNIFE 4″-5″ BLADE
  • PONCHO/RAINGEAR
  • 25FT OF PARACORD OR #36 BANKLINE

WATER WILL BE PROVIDED OR PROCURED FROM NATURE FOR THIS COURSE.

COST:  $250.00

This course is scheduled by contacting us directly.
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WE ARE ALSO AVAILABLE TO TRAVEL TO RESCUE SQUADS, FIRE DEPARTMENTS, E.M.S. OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES FOR LAND NAVIGATION/SEARCH AND RESCUE TRAINING AS SCHEDULE AND HOST TRAINING ENVIRONMENT ALLOWS.