Training Requirements: To be a qualified searcher in Alberta you are required to have the following training:
Search and Rescue Basics Fundamentals Course. WSAR will provide access to this course.
Standard First Aid and Level “C” CPR (or equivalent).
Incident Command System (ICS) 100. You can find this free online course at Alberta Emergency Management Agency web page (www.aema.alberta.ca).
Complete and provide a clean RCMP Criminal Record Check.
Additional potential training may include: Basic Mantracking, Wilderness Survival, Map and Compass Use. Continuing education topics will also include: ATV Safety, Evidence Handling, Chainsaw Safety, Lost Person Behaviour, Knot Tying, Urban Searching, GPS Use.
REQUIRED: Participation in Wetaskiwin SAR training, exercises, meetings or actual search/rescue incidents, as with any volunteer organization, is solely based on your availability but is required.