Search and Rescue Academy
CANCELED due to Covid-19
2020 SAR Academy Course
The Benton County Search and Rescue Certification Course is only offered once per year. This course is an opportunity to learn many new skills and become certified to be deployed on mission’s, if you join one of our volunteer units.
Schedule: The course starts on March 5th and ends on April 26th. Class days and times are Thursday nights 6:00-9:00pm and Saturdays 8:00am – 3:00pm. To view the schedule see below under supporting documents.
Attendance: It is mandatory to attend all field exercises and most all evening classes in order to graduate. If you have a certificate that you are skilled in a particular topic, you may be excused if unable to attend that class.
Minors: The academy is geared toward adults, but open to all persons age 16 and older. Individuals under 18-years-of-age must have a signed consent from a parent or legal guardian and must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian during the class. In addition to all other registration materials, complete and sign the SAR Academy Minor Participation Authorization Form.
Prerequisites: If accepted to the class, you will be required to complete two online courses for the Incident Command System ICS 100 & 700, PRIOR to the start of the Academy: http://training.fema.gov/IS/NIMS.aspx
Fee: A $125.00 fee covers the cost of books and course materials.
Application Deadline: The deadline to apply is February 11th, 2020.
The following curriculum will be covered during the SAR Course and other topics may be added.