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PSA 231: Search & Rescue Fundamentals

2 credits

This course provides knowledge concerning the general responsibilities, skills, abilities, and the equipment needed by persons who are assigned to field operations during a SAR mission. It also provides the student with practical exercises in the field during daylight and nighttime 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. The course is also designed to prepare the student for Basic Ground Searcher Certification, based on the standards of the Maine Association of Search and Rescue (MASAR) and Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. May occasionally meet on one or more Saturdays. 2 credit hours. Offered even Spring.

Prerequisite(s): None.
Co-requisite(s): None.

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