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 training is held the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Skamania County EOC in Stevenson, WA. Additional training is typically held the 3rd Saturday and 4th 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 2017

Date/Time

Training Topic

Location

14th @ 9 AMMountain SkillsTimberline Lodge Parking Lot
19th @ 7 PMBusiness MeetingEOC
19th @ 7 PMSAR Anatomy & TheoryEOC
26th @ 7 PMSearch TechniquesEOC

February 2017

Date/Time

Training Topic

Location

9th @ 7 PMBusiness MeetingEOC
16th @ 7 PMPack OverviewEOC
23rd @ 7 PMWilderness SurvivalEOC
25th-26th24HR Pack Test (RSVP)TBA

March 2017

Date/Time

Training Topic

Location

9th @ 7 PMBusiness MeetingEOC
16th @ 7 PMMap and CompassEOC
18th @ 9 AMMock Stokes RescueDog Mountain
23rd @ 7 PMRadio CommunicationsEOC
25th @ 12 PMMock SearchTBA

April 2017

Date/Time

Training Topic

Location

13th @ 7 PMBusiness MeetingEOC
20th @ 7 PMICS 100/200EOC
22nd @ TBAEarth Day Team HikeTBA
27th @ 7 PMRope AwarenessEOC
29th @ 10 AMBasic Ropes SystemsCourthouse Yard

May 2017

Date/Time

Training Topic

Location

11th @ 7 PMBusiness MeetingEOC
18th @ 7 PMCrime Scene/EvidenceEOC
20th @ TBASelf-rappel/Self RescueTBA
19th-21stWashington State SAR Conferencehttp://wasarcon.org

June 2017

Date/Time

Training Topic

Location

8th @ 7 PMBusiness MeetingEOC
15th @ 7 PMRope SystemsEOC
17th @ TBARope Systems FieldTBA
22nd @ 7 PMPatient PackagingEOC
29th @ 7 PMMock Rope RescueEOC

July 2017

Date/Time

Training Topic

Location

13th @ 7 PMBusiness MeetingEOC
20th @ 7 PMLost Person BehaviorEOC
22nd @ 12 PMMock SearchTBA
27th @ 7 PMField First AidEOC

August 2017

Date/Time

Training Topic

Location

6th @ TBAHigh Bridge Clean UpHigh Bridge, Carson
10th @ 7 PMBusiness MeetingEOC
17th @ 7 PMBase OperationsEOC
19th-20thSkamania County Fair/ParadeSkamania County Fairgrounds

September 2017

Date/Time

Training Topic

Location

14th @ 7 PMBusiness MeetingEOC
16th @ 9 AMEquipment Inventory/MaintenanceEOC
21st @ 7 PMWilderness SurvivalEOC
23rd-24th24 Hr Pack Test (RSVP)TBA

October 2017

Date/Time

Training Topic

Location

12th @ 7 PMBusiness MeetingEOC
19th @ 7 PMSAR Physical FitnessEOC
21st @ TBATeam HikeTBA
26th @ 8 PMNight HikeTBA

November 2017

Date/Time

Training Topic

Location

9th @ 7 PMBusiness MeetingEOC
16th @ TBASnowmobile ClassTBA
18th @ TBASnowmobile FieldTBA

December 2017

Date/Time

Training Topic

Location

14th @ 7 PMSAR Awards & Dinner (RSVP)EOC
21st @ 7 PMBasic HelicopterEOC