URGENT: Basic Wildland Search Skills at Crittenden-3/710

The Crittenden Fire Company will host Course#5010001 Basic Wildland Search Skills on Sunday-March 7, 2010 from 9am-5pm.

Developed and delivered by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the Basic Wildland Search Skills course teaches the most basic skills needed to conduct search in the wildland environment. Topics covered in this course include, basic search organization (Incident Command System), communications, search techniques, attitude and safety.

This course concludes with a field exercise to practice the type 3 search technique (grid search) discussed in the classroom. Graduates of this course will receive a “Green Card” which will identify them as having successfully completed this course. This course is also a prerequisite to other more advanced search courses offered by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.


Interested students should submit a standard training course application to the Erie County Fire Safety Office as soon as possible. Class size is limited to 50 students.
SAFETY NOTE: Students should be prepared and dress appropriately to walk long distances for outdoor field exercise work in wet, cold environments where trip and other hazards are possible.



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