Search and Rescue Training

Search Management

Search management map exercises

Basic and Advanced Management Curriculum is available in 3 day formats.  These courses focus on incident management teams and what it takes to prepare for and manage a SAR incident from first notice to demobilization .

Basic Search Skills

Practical skills in the outdoors

These courses focus on those brand new to Search and Rescue and many jurisdictions use them as the basis for their SAR Academy training for new members.   We focus on the National SAR System, what happens on a SAR mission, followed by practical exercises on how to search and operate safely in any environment.

Lost Person Behavior

Lost person behavior and ISRID database

The Lost Person Behavior curriculum stems from the International Search and Rescue Incident Database (ISRID) created by Dr. Robert Koester.  These courses divide into 1, 2 or 3 day formats focusing on how the database works, Reflex Tasking and map exercises from real search incidents to practice those skills. 

Search and Rescue Training Instructors

Search and Rescue Instructor training

ERI will work with your training team to help develop a local training program using the same materials and programs used by ERI Instructors in our Search Management and Basic SAR Skills courses.

Textbooks

SAR Textbooks

The Lost Person Behavior curriculum stems from the International Search and Rescue Incident Database (ISRID) created by Dr. Robert Koester.  These search and rescue training courses divide into 1, 2 or 3 day formats focusing on how the database works, Reflex Tasking and map exercises from real search incidents to practice those skills. Find the LPB book in our bookstore.

Teaching Materials

Search and Rescue teaching aids

We offer complete sets of instructor teaching materials and guides ranging from conducting Basic SAR, all the way to Advanced Search Management courses.   These materials are also extensively reviewed in our Train-the-Trainer curriculum for each course.

Michigan Conservation Officer Search and Rescue CourseS

Check out this great video of one of our Basic Search and Rescue Courses which took place in North Central Michigan for the State DNR.