There is no substitute for training - and practice, practice, practice!

Our members are expected to participate in trainings regularly and to practice these skills frequently on their own. We often seek instructors and training from outside agencies and strive to keep current with our knowledge of advancing techniques and new equipment.

Regular training schedule

Team meeting and training is held the 2nd Thursday of each month starting at 7 p.m. at the Skamania County EOC in Stevenson, WA. Additional training is typically held the 3rd Thursday of the month.

Training is open to all those who are interested. For more information contact theTraining Officer.

We train to the Skamania County SAR Standardsfound here.

January 2019

Date/Time

Training Topic

Location

10th @ 7 PMBusiness MeetingEOC
12th @ 7 PMHelicopter FieldEOC
21st @ 7 PMSAR Counsel MeetingClark County

February 2019

Date/Time

Training Topic

Location

14th @ 7 PMBusiness Meeting/SAR Anatomy & TheoryEOC
21st @ 7 PMSearch TechniquesEOC
23rd @ TBAMock SearchTBA

March 2019

Date/Time

Training Topic

Location

14th @ 7 PMBusiness Meeting/Radio CommunicationsEOC
21st @ 7 PMWilderness SurvivalEOC

April 2019

Date/Time

Training Topic

Location

11th @ 7 PMBusiness Meeting/ICS 100/200EOC
18th @ 7 PMCrime Scene/EvidenceEOC

May 2019

Date/Time

Training Topic

Location

9th @ 7 PMBusiness Meeting/NavigationEOC
18th @ 7 PMMap & Compass FieldEOC

June 2019

Date/Time

Training Topic

Location

13th @ 7 PMBusiness Meeting/Rope AwarenessEOC
20th @ 7 PMRope SystemsEOC
21st-23rdWashington State SAR ConferenceEllensburg, WA wasarcon.org
27th @ 12 PMPatient PackagingCourthouse

July 2019

Date/Time

Training Topic

Location

11th @ 7 PMBusiness Meeting/Lost Person BehaviorEOC
18th @ 7 PMMock SearchTBA

August 2019

Date/Time

Training Topic

Location

8th @ 7 PMBusiness Meeting/Base OperationsEOC
17th-18thSkamania County Fair/ParadeSkamania County Fairgrounds

September 2019

Date/Time

Training Topic

Location

12th @ 7 PMBusiness Meeting/Equipment InventoryEOC
26th @ 7 PMWilderness SurvivalEOC
28th-29th24 Hr Pack Test (RSVP)TBA

October 2019

Date/Time

Training Topic

Location

10th @ 7 PMBusiness Meeting/SAR Pack OverviewEOC
19th @ TBASAR HikeTBA

November 2019

Date/Time

Training Topic

Location

7th @ 7 PMBusiness MeetingEOC
14th @ TBASnowmobile ClassTBA
16th @ TBASnowmobile FieldTBA

December 2019

Date/Time

Training Topic

Location

12th @ 7 PMSAR Awards & Dinner (RSVP)EOC
19th @ 7 PMBasic HelicopterEOC