Training

Upcoming Training Schedule

Need more details?  Contact us via email: training(at)gfsar.ca

LOCAL TRAINING

1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month at 18h00 @ Grand Forks (Nursery Firehall at 490 Starchuk Rd)

  • 17 Jan. – Winter travel skills with GPS intro (Andres)
  • 7 Feb. – AST1 Classroom Session for all students (DaveB)
  • 21 Feb. – Fire starting skills (Jason & DaveB)
  • 7 Mar. – Winter shelter skills (DaveB)
  • SUNDAY 11 Mar. – Full day winter exercise with Phoenix Ski Patrol (Grant)
  • 21 Mar. – Patient packaging and movement ()
  • 4 Apr. – Navigation with maps and compass part 2 ()
  • 18 Apr. – Type 2 & 3 searches (Grant)
  • 2 May – First aid (DaveB)
  • 16 May – Longterm subject care ()
  • 17 May – Possible event in Kelowna
  • 6 Jun. – Heli operations (BenP)
  • 20 Jun. – Basic tracking (DaveB)
  • 4 Jul. – No practice
  • 18 Jul. – Swiftwater operation ()
  • More to come

COMBINED TRAINING with CSAR & RSAR

  • 13 Jan. – Avalanche Awareness Days @ Red Mountain
  • 24 Feb. – ? @ Castlegar
  • 24 Mar. – Avalanche Incident Exercise @ Rossland
  • 21 Apr. – Mock ground search @ Grand Forks

SPECIALIZED TRAINING

  • Feb & Mar – Ice Rescue Practices @ Grand Forks
  • Feb 10 & 11 – Avvy AST1 (Field work for confirmed students) @ Mt Baldy 08h00 to 16h00
  • May 4 to 6 – Novice Tracking @ Elkford
  • May 5 or 6 – Swiftwater @ Oliver
  • May 12 & 13 – Novice Tracking @ Vallican
  • May 26 & 27 – Raftex @ Nelson
  • June, July & August – Swiftwater Practices @ Grand Forks

GSAR TRAINING (for MiTs/members in training)

  • Jan. 24 & 31 – Orientation and search progression @ Castlegar
  • Feb. 3 – Winter/Survival Module (no overnight) @ Oliver – reach out to Grant if interested
  • Feb. 7 & 21 evenings – Intro to Search Management Module @ Castlegar
  • Mar. 24 & 25 – Survival Module (includes overnight) @ Rossland
  • Apr. 14 & 15 – GSAR Skills Module @ Grand Forks
  • May.? – Safety/CISM Module @ Grand Forks