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As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the participation in group activities in which social distancing is difficult, if not impossible, is likely to result in the increased chance of exposure to the virus, which may increase the likelihood of contracting the disease. This exposure is possible through direct contact with other people, proximity to other people, and contact with surfaces that other people have had contact with. By participating in the activities, you represent that you do not have reason to believe that you have contracted the disease, have not experienced symptoms of the disease, or have been diagnosed with the disease. By participating in this activity, you represent that you have been informed of these risks and voluntarily assume the risks of potential infection of the disease. You also understand that there is the possibility that you may transmit the disease to others, even if you do not show symptoms of the disease.

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December 2020

SARTECH II Evaluations

December 19, 2020 @ 8:00 am - December 20, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
RAT-SAR Training Area, 100 Randall Rd
Gallant, AL 35972 United States
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SARTECH II Evaluation weekend for participants of the November FUNSAR course.

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January 2021

ALEA Helicopter Training

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

January 27th at 10 AM. Location will be at the AL Music Hall Of Fame, Address:   617 US-72 W, Tuscumbia, AL Training with ALEA Aviation doing rescue patient, K9 and Handler extractions.

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Winter Rescue

January 30 @ 8:00 am - January 31 @ 5:00 pm
Haywood County, NC

The purpose of this course is to expose rescuers to the rigors of mountain rescue operations using minimal technical gear. Over the course of two days students will be moving through mountainous terrain, building rescue systems, and working through various technical challenges presented by the terrain and the instructors. This course has no classroom time. Everyone will meet on the morning of the first day and proceed directly to the rescue area of operations and remain in the mountains until…

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February 2021

NASAR FUNSAR (First Weekend)

February 13 @ 8:00 am - February 14 @ 5:00 pm
Fischer Rescue Squad Ft. Payne, AL + Google Map

Closed event for Fischer Rescue Squad, Fort Payne, AL

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Land Navigation

February 20 @ 8:00 am - February 21 @ 5:00 pm
RAT-SAR Training Area, 100 Randall Rd
Gallant, AL 35972 United States
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This 2-day class is designed to teach the student how to use map and compass with confidence. It covers map reading, terrain association, shooting and following an azimuth, back azimuths, intersection, resection, baselines, magnetic declination, map grids, and using a map with a GPS. The field exercise is a nav course where the students utilize what they have learned in the classroom. Even if you have never held a compass before you will walk away knowing how to use a map and…

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NASAR FUNSAR (Second Weekend)

February 27 @ 8:00 am - February 28 @ 5:00 pm
Fischer Rescue Squad Ft. Payne, AL + Google Map

Closed event for Fischer Rescue Squad, Fort Payne, AL

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March 2021

Wilderness First Responder

March 20 @ 8:00 am - March 24 @ 5:00 pm
RAT-SAR Training Area, 100 Randall Rd
Gallant, AL 35972 United States
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The RAT-SAR WFR curriculum is primarily taught in the field and based on search and rescue response. This is not a 9-5 class. You will be working day and night, rain or shine, running missions, and assessing and caring for patients in various scenarios. Shelter-in-place, wilderness survival, navigation, and search and rescue skills may also be taught and practiced to enhance the scenarios and overall experience. PREREQUISITES: 18 years or older. No previous medical experience required. Due to the search and rescue theme of the…

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April 2021

Intro To Survival

April 3
RAT-SAR Training Area, 100 Randall Rd
Gallant, AL 35972 United States
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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.

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Intro To Tracking

April 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
RAT-SAR Training Area, 100 Randall Rd
Gallant, AL 35972 United States
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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.

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NC Wilderness Week

April 28 @ 8:00 am - May 2 @ 5:00 pm
Camp Hope – Cruso, NC

Haywood Community College will be hosting their annual Wilderness Week April 28-May 2, 2021. The concept of this program is to provide Fire, EMS, Rescue, and Law Enforcement personnel with the opportunity to train and receive state certifications relative to the Search and Rescue field.  If the class does not carry a state certification, it will count toward continuing education. RAT-SAR personnel will be assistant instructors for the Advanced Wilderness Rescue portion of this class. Anyone interested in participating should contact Dee Massey…

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