Fundamentals of Search and Rescue
Intermediate level course for search and rescue field personnel
The Fundamentals of Search and Rescue (FUNSAR) course is the second, intermediate level of NASAR courses. It provides knowledge concerning the general responsibilities, skills, abilities, and the equipment needed by persons who are assigned to field operations during a SAR mission.
The FUNSAR course also provides the student with practical exercises in addition to a practice search mission where the students are required to have the proper equipment and stay out in the field during daylight and night time operations. The course content includes topics in three major areas: survival and support, search and rescue. This course is based around the rural and wilderness environments but the material is recommended as a basis for all SAR environments.
FUNSAR provides a common point in training for the new person to SAR and allows them to accumulate the required clothing and equipment needed for SAR operations in their community. The course also provides practical experience during simulated SAR operations and in many cases is an excellent refresher course for the more experienced SAR worker. This common starting point provides continuity during SAR operations and future training of all team members.
FUNSAR is the NASAR course designed to prepare the student to challenge the SARTECH II certification exam, according the knowledge objectives defined in the NASAR certification criterai for SARTECH II.
The recommended number of hours for the course is (47) forty-seven. The course is usually conducted over two weekends starting on Friday night but can be taught (5) five days straight.
Who Should Attend
Those interested in becoming involved or have just become involved with search and rescue operations.
SAR personnel who would like to maintain or refresh their knowledge of search and rescue.
Emergency response personnel who belong to organizations who provide resources and assistance during search and rescue missions.
Managers of emergency response organizations who want to understand the state of the art skills and knowledge needed by the SAR workers.
Community members and groups (scouts, hunters, hikers, etc.) that have an interest in safety and preventative SAR operations.
Cost: NASAR members $375.00 per student
Non-NASAR member $405.00 per student
Based upon NASAR’s current fees for testing and certification
All course materials, books, and NASAR certification/testing fees are covered under the per student cost.
NASAR FUNSAR/SARTECH II
I was in your SARTech II class in Kodiak. I really appreciate the level of knowledge and experience of you and your staff. The class was lots of fun as well, and the instructors were very patient in dealing with a wide range of student abilities. I look forward to taking other classes with you in the future.