We continuously deliver trainings, exercises and practices in formal and informal formats. As a committed member, let us know which SAR skills you would like to learn -- and we'll try to fit you into the next course! And if you're qualified, let us know if you are willing to setup a training or practice session in your community.
As YSAR volunteers, we train to nationally established standards. These standards are set by the Ground Search and Rescue Council of Canada, National Search Secretariat, RCMP, CSA and other partners.
Search and Rescue techniques
- Basic Search and Rescue
- Search Team Leader
- Map, Compass and GPS
- Low Angle Rope Rescue
- Search Manager
- Tracking Level 1 and 2
- Boat Operator Proficiency
- Standard First Aid with CPR (required minimum)
- Wilderness First Aid
- Winter survival
The minimum training required for a Searcher is the Basic SAR, Standard First Aid and Incident Command System Level 100 (ICS 100). Click here to take ICS 100 online.
Searchers who drive or work on a SAR boat need, at minimum, a Pleasure Craft Operator Card and Swiftwater Rescue Awareness certification.
EMO covers (re-)certification in Standard First Aid as well as travel and accommodation costs for training and approved events such as meetings and prevention events.