This course is the heart of SAR Academy. It teaches the fundamentals and basics of search and rescue. Students learn all tasks for GTM3 and come from the course with that qualification. The Basic Course presents many challenges to its students: they are challenged mentally and physically to prepare them for any situation they may encounter while on a mission. With hard work and proper attention to the task at hand, students will learn search and rescue, camaraderie and leadership skills. This course is an intensive combination of classroom and field training that provides students with the opportunity to complete all requirements for a Basic Ground Team Member rating, including Basic First Aid. Students will practice their newly learned skills during several search simulations and spend three days away from mission base on a field training exercise. The field training will include extensive hiking with full 72-hour gear. Those completing the course successfully will receive their CAPF 101 ground team qualification (GTM3) and ground team badge. The SAR Patch is not given easily; you will earn the right to wear it proudly.
• Must have completed Achievement #1 (Curry Award)
• Current CAP membership
• Complete the required CAPF 31 (with proper signatures-unit cc and parents)
• Must be in Physical Category 1 throughout the duration of the Academy (CAP Physical Categories are described in CAPR 52-18)
• Completed OPSEC
• Must be safety compliant
• Current 101 Emergency Services Card with at least General ES
• CAPT 117 part 1
• Introductory Communications User Training (ICUT)
• Complete FEMA IS 100b – Introduction to Incident Command System
• Complete FEMA IS 700a -National Incident Management System (NIMS)
COST AND FOOD OPTIONS
Option A $65.00
What is included in the cost: AHA First Aid/CPR card and a map tool. For those who graduate, you will also receive a t- shirt, SAR Academy patch, SAR Academy decal, and a metal GTM Badge.
The student will be responsible for ALL meals and snacks.
Option B $130.00
What is included in the cost: 12 MRE meals, AHA First Aid/CPR card, and a map tool. For those who graduate, you will also receive a t-shirt, SAR Academy patch, SAR Academy decal, and a metal GTM Badge.
The student will be responsible for 11 meals and snacks.
Option C $195.00
What is included in the cost:24 MRE meals, AHA First Aid/CPR card, and a map tool. For those who graduate, you will also receive a t-shirt, SAR Academy patch, SAR Academy decal, and a metal GTM Badge.
The student will ONLY be responsible for snacks.