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ASARA Funded Trainings 2005-2009

TRAINING COURSES AND EQUIPMENT SPONSORED BY ASARA (2005 – 2009)

 

The Alaska Search and Rescue Association continues to assist organizations across the state in the training of search and rescue volunteers. In 2005, ASARA was successful in obtaining special federal funding and with oversight from it’s Regional Directors, provided the variety of courses and instructors to train over 500 of Alaska’s professional search and rescue volunteers.

 

ASARA does not promote any one particular SAR curriculum and encourages requesting organizations to choose the training that best fits their needs. Examples include NASAR’s SARTECH program, USCG/USAF National SAR School, tracking schools, search dog specialists, etc

 

 

SAR Training Courses Completed since 2005:

 

Avalanche I, Hazard and Evaluation Skills – Kodiak – (Multiple courses)
Advanced Tracking – Prince of Wales Island
Fundamentals of SAR, FUNSAR/ SARTech II Instructors Course – Anchorage
Fundamentals of SAR, FUNSAR/ SARTech II – Anchorage (Multiple courses)
Fundamentals of SAR, FUNSAR / SARTech II – Juneau (Multiple courses)
Fundamentals of SAR, FUNSAR/ SARTech II – MatSu (Multiple courses)
Helicopter Escapement Training – Anchorage (Multiple courses)
Incident Command System ICS 300 & 400 – Anchorage (Multiple courses)
Introduction to SAR, ISAR – Anchor Point
Introduction to SAR, ISAR – Anchorage (Multiple course)
Introduction to SAR, ISAR – Juneau
Introduction to SAR, ISAR – Mat Valley
Introduction to SAR, ISAR – Prince of Wales Island
Introduction to SAR, ISAR – Soldotna
Introduction to SAR, ISAR- Yakutat
Managing the Lost Person, MLPI – Anchorage
Managing the Lost Person , MLPI – Sitka
Mountain Skills & Rescue – Kodiak
Planning Section Chief – Anchorage
Planning Section Chief – Talkeetna (National Parks)
Project Lifesaver – Anchorage
Rigging for Rescue – Anchorage
Rigging for Rescue – Juneau
Track Aware / Tracker I – Anchorage
Track Aware / Tracker I – Fairbanks
Wilderness First Responder, WFR- Anchorage
Wilderness First Responder Recert – Anchorage (Multiple courses)

 

 

In addition, specialized trainers were brought up for the following statewide search dog workshops:

 

Advanced Trailing – Fairbanks
Avalanche Search and Recovery – Girdwood
Disaster for the Wilderness Dog – Fairbanks
Human Remains Detection – Fairbanks
Urban Trailing – Fairbanks
Working Dog Behavior – Anchorage

 

 

Finally, training and search-related equipment was purchased for ASARA member organizations to provide on-going training to their members.

 

EZ Searcher – Anchorage
EZ Searcher – Juneau
Project Lifesaver Tracking Equipment – Anchorage
Computer LCD Projector