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)
  • CANCELLED 21 Mar. – Patient packaging and movement ()
  • 4 Apr. – Navigation with maps and compass part 2 (BenP, Erin & Graham)
  • 28 Apr. – Evidence Search (BarryS & Grant)
  • 2 May – First aid (DaveB)
  • CANCELLED 16 May – Longterm subject care (Scott)
  • CANCELLED 17 May – GFSAR recognition/award event in Kelowna (BarryS)
  • 30 May – AGM
  • 6 Jun. – Heli operations (BenP)
  • 20 Jun. – Longterm subject care (Scott)
  • 4 Jul. – Vehicle and equipment clean and organize plus team BBQ (Erin & Ben)
  • 18 Jul. – Full team swiftwater operation (Grant)
  • 1 Aug. – Patient packaging (Dave)
  • 15 Aug. – Comms (BenP)
  • 5 Sep. – Stretcher Handling
  • 19 Sep. – Rope Training – Knots and Handling
  • 3 Oct. – Rope Training – Anchors
  • 17 Oct. – Stretcher Assist lowers and raises
  • 7 Nov. – Type 1,2,3 searches
  • 21 Nov. – Roles of “first on scene”
  • 5 Dec. – Radio Comms 2
  • 19 Dec. – Hypothermia

COMBINED TRAINING with CSAR & RSAR

  • 13 Jan. – Avalanche Awareness Days @ Red Mountain (RSAR)
  • 24 Feb. – Winter scenario exercise @ Paulson (CSAR)
  • 24 Mar. – Avalanche Incident Exercise @ Rossland (RSAR)
  • 28 Apr. – Evidence Search @ Grand Forks (GFSAR)
  • 16 Jun. – @ Creston (CVSAR)
  • 14 Jul. – @ Castlegar (CSAR)
  • CANCELLED 18 Aug. – @ Rossland (RSAR)
  • 22 Sep. – Radio / Comms @ Grand Forks (GFSAR)
  • 13 Oct. – Heli Hover/Exit @ Castlegar (CSAR)
  • 24 Nov. – @ Creston (CVSAR)
  • 2 Feb. – @ Castlegar (CSAR)
  • 23 Mar. – @ Rossland (RSAR)
  • 27 Apr. – @ Grand Forks (GFSAR)

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
  • May 27 – Emergency Preparedness Fair 11am to 3pm @ Rock Creek (Dave)
  • Jun. 23 & 24 – SARMED @ Grand Forks
  • Apr – October – Swiftwater Practices @ Grand Forks

2018/19 GSAR TRAINING (for MiTs/members in training)

  • Sep. 12, 19 & 26 (evenings) – EMRG-1701 GSAR Orientation and Safety @ Castlegar
  • Sep. 29 & 30 (weekend) – EMRG-1704 Wilderness Survival @ Creston
  • Oct. 10 & 17 (evenings) – EMRG-1702 Introduction to Search Management @ Rossland
  • Oct. 20 & 21 (weekend) – EMRG-1704 GSAR Skills @ Grand Forks
  • Nov. 3 & 4 (weekend) – EMRG-1705 Navigation Skills @ Castlegar
  • Other modules to be completed online by self-study by individual students.

2017/18 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
  • Jun. 2 & 3 – Navigation Module @ Grand Forks