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 2018

Date/Time

Training Topic

Location

11th @ 7 PMBusiness MeetingEOC
18th @ 7 PMSAR Anatomy & TheoryEOC
25th @ 7 PMSearch TechniquesEOC

February 2018

Date/Time

Training Topic

Location

8th @ 7 PMBusiness MeetingEOC
15th @ 7 PMPack OverviewEOC
23rd @ 7 PMWilderness Survival - POSTPONEDEOC
24th-25th24HR Pack Test (RSVP) - POSTPONEDTBA

March 2018

Date/Time

Training Topic

Location

8th @ 7 PMBusiness MeetingEOC
15th @ 7 PMMap and CompassEOC
22nd @ 7 PMRadio CommunicationsEOC
24th @ 12 PMMock SearchTBA

April 2018

Date/Time

Training Topic

Location

12th @ 7 PMBusiness MeetingEOC
19th @ 7 PMICS 100/200EOC
21st @ TBAEarth Day Team HikeTBA
26th @ 7 PMCrime Scene/EvidenceEOC

May 2018

Date/Time

Training Topic

Location

10th @ 7 PMBusiness MeetingEOC
17th @ 7 PMRope AwarenessEOC
19th @ 12 PMSelf-Rappel/Self-RescueEOC

June 2018

Date/Time

Training Topic

Location

14th @ 7 PMBusiness MeetingEOC
21st @ 7 PMRope SystemsEOC
23rd @ TBARope Systems FieldTBA
28th @ 7 PMPatient PackagingEOC
18-24thWashington State SAR Conferencewasarcon.org
29th @ 12 PMMock Rope RescueEOC

July 2018

Date/Time

Training Topic

Location

12th @ 7 PMBusiness MeetingEOC
19th @ 7 PMLost Person BehaviorEOC
21st @ 12 PMMock SearchTBA
26th @ 7 PMField First AidEOC

August 2018

Date/Time

Training Topic

Location

9th @ 7 PMBusiness MeetingEOC
16th @ 7 PMBase OperationsEOC
16th-19thSkamania County Fair/ParadeSkamania County Fairgrounds

September 2018

Date/Time

Training Topic

Location

13th @ 7 PMBusiness MeetingEOC
15th @ 9 AMEquipment Inventory/MaintenanceEOC
20th @ 7 PMWilderness SurvivalEOC
22nd-23rd24 Hr Pack Test (RSVP)TBA

October 2018

Date/Time

Training Topic

Location

11th @ 7 PMBusiness MeetingEOC
18th @ 7 PMSAR Life Physical FitnessEOC
20th @ TBASAR HikeTBA
27th @ 8 PMSAR Night HikeTBA

November 2018

Date/Time

Training Topic

Location

8th @ 7 PMBusiness MeetingEOC
15th @ TBASnowmobile ClassTBA
17th @ TBASnowmobile FieldTBA

December 2018

Date/Time

Training Topic

Location

13th @ 7 PMSAR Awards & Dinner (RSVP)EOC
20th @ 7 PMBasic HelicopterEOC