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October 2021

Lightweight Rescue Technician

October 1 @ 8:00 am - October 3 @ 5:00 pm
RAT-SAR Training Area, 100 Randall Rd
Gallant, AL 35972 United States
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Two weekend course/exercise. October 1-3, 2021 and October 9-10, 2021 Location: First weekend: RAT training area (Gallant, AL). Second weekend: Bucks Pocket State Park (Grove Oak, AL) RAT-LRT (Lightweight Rescue Technician) This course is limited to 12 students. This 5-day (50+ hours) course combines the best of RAT’s technical classes into a single course for backcountry rescuers, climbers, cavers, or adventurers who may be immersed in rugged terrain for extended periods, or required to shelter in place without additional resources or a full…

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Lightweight Rescue

October 1 @ 8:00 am - October 10 @ 5:00 pm
RAT-SAR Training Area, 100 Randall Rd
Gallant, AL 35972 United States
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Two weekend course/exercise. October 1-3, 2021 and October 9-10, 2021 Location: First weekend: RAT training area (Gallant, AL). Second weekend: Bucks Pocket State Park (Grove Oak, AL) RAT-LRT (Lightweight Rescue Technician) This course is limited to 12 students. This 5-day (50+ hours) course combines the best of RAT’s technical classes into a single course for backcountry rescuers, climbers, cavers, or adventurers who may be immersed in rugged terrain for extended periods, or required to shelter in place without additional resources or a full…

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Search & Rescue Tracking

October 15 @ 8:00 am - October 17 @ 5:00 pm
RAT-SAR Training Area, 100 Randall Rd
Gallant, AL 35972 United States
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October 15-17, 2021 Location: Gallant, Alabama This class is designed for Search and Rescue/ Public Safety personnel who may be tasked with locating people who are missing in a wilderness environment.  Students will be instructed in the methods and tactics of tracking lost persons in varied terrain.  The class will also cover the following: Duties of the individual tracker Duties of the tracking team member Tracking team communication Command duties and responsibilities SAR team tracking formations Sign cutting Lost track procedures Locating track…

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November 2021

InReach / SarTopo

November 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: 3017 Gurley Pike, Gurley, Al 35748 InReach - Designed to teach the essentials of using the InReach Mini for GPS, Tracking, Messaging, and Emergency Signalling. This class will be beneficial if you already have one or are considering getting one in the future. SARTOPO - Designed to provide a good foundation in using SARTOPO, some advanced features, and some basics in integrating Planning with map organization as well as the use of the Caltopo app. MUC - Managing Unknown Contacts…

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January 2022

Intro To Survival

January 8, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
RAT-SAR Training Area, 100 Randall Rd
Gallant, AL 35972 United States
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Location: Gallant, Alabama January 8, 2022 This 1-day class is offered to those individuals who have very limited or no wilderness survival training.  It is designed to allow the student an opportunity to learn basic survival skills such as fire starting, shelter construction and other wilderness survival essentials without the stressors found in Randall’s Adventure & Training’s advanced survival classes. Class starts at 8:00 AM at the farm in Gallant, AL. Gear Requirements: Fixed blade knife with sheath, Ferrocerium rod…

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Intro To Tracking

January 9, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
RAT-SAR Training Area, 100 Randall Rd
Gallant, AL 35972 United States
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January 9, 2022 Location: Gallant, Alabama This 1-day class is designed to teach the student the basics of human tracking. The student will learn to identify track indicators, dynamics of a foot print, rules of tracking, lost spoor procedures, individual tracking techniques, and tracking team formations in regards to search and rescue. GEAR REQUIREMENTS: Hiking boots (broken in), cap or bandana, small day pack, clothing appropriate for the season, water container, rain gear (jacket or poncho), lunch or snacks easily…

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March 2022

Single Rope Technique

March 11, 2022 @ 8:00 am - March 13, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
RAT-SAR Training Area, 100 Randall Rd
Gallant, AL 35972 United States
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March 11-13, 2022 Location: Gallant, AL (Please bring camping gear since we will move from the Gallant location to a state park after the first day of instruction) SRT - Level 1 This 3-day Single Rope Technique (SRT) class is designed for the beginning vertical rope practitioner (no previous rope experience required). If you're wanting to learn how to safely rappel for recreational purposes, or just starting your adventures in caving or lightweight rescue, this is the first class you should take. The…

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