This field based course will cover advanced search and rescue techniques in a practical form with a focus on the Incident Command System. Students will learn how to apply the incident command system to a large scale search and how the Maine Warden Service manages major events as charged under state law. The class will learn various search methods and techniques including hasty searches, grid searches, K9 searches (air, evidence, and tracking), and aircraft searches with use of both map and compass as well as GPS units and mapping software. The students will also be expected to apply their skills in the field, culminating in a large scale search scenario. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to discuss the Incident Command System and the various types of search methods and demonstrate how to apply them.
Tuition : $1575
Room and Board : $350
Prerequisites: CL 1003 Introduction to Conservation Law Enforcement or AE 1061 Map and Compass
Instructor: Warden David Ross
Dates: May 23 – 26 and May 29 – 30
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.