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October 2021

Lightweight Rescue Technician

October 1, 2021 @ 8:00 am - October 3, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 8:00 am - October 10, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 8:00 am - October 17, 2021 @ 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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January 2022

Intro To Survival

January 8 @ 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 @ 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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Quarterly Training

January 29 - January 30
RAT-SAR Training Area, 100 Randall Rd
Gallant, AL 35972 United States
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Free

January 29-30 (Saturday / Sunday) Saturday: Response Training (Arriving at the scene, setting up command post, incident management, search practice, etc.) at RAT SAR training grounds in Gallant, AL. Sunday: Lightweight Rescue Training (Bucks Pocket State Park). Other SAR teams and members are welcome to participate in RAT SAR Quarterly Trainings. All SAR members (RAT SAR and other team members) should email patrick@randallsadventure.com to add your name to the roster for this training.

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February 2022

AARS Quarterly Meeting

February 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Jackson County Rescue Squad: 404 S Cedar Hill Dr Scottsboro, AL 35768 Start Time: 0800

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March 2022

Single Rope Technique

March 11 @ 8:00 am - March 13 @ 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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April 2022

Quarterly Training

April 9 - April 10
RAT-SAR Training Area, 100 Randall Rd
Gallant, AL 35972 United States
Free

April 9-10  (Saturday / Sunday) Saturday: Response Training (Arriving at the scene, setting up command post, incident management, search practice, etc.) at RAT SAR training grounds in Gallant, AL. Sunday: Lightweight Rescue Training (Bucks Pocket State Park). Other SAR teams and members are welcome to participate in RAT SAR Quarterly Trainings. All SAR members (RAT SAR and other team members) should email patrick@randallsadventure.com to add your name to the roster for this training.

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AARS Intro To Sar / CalTopo

April 23
Dekalb Fire Association, 151 14th St NE
Ft. Payne, AL 35967 United States
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This is the first of the AARS scheduled training courses hosted by Fischer Rescue Squad. There is no charge for this training for emergency services personnel. All attendees must email Jeff.Randall@ratsar.org to register for this course. Limited space available. Course location / time: Dekalb Fire Association building 151 14th St NE, Fort Payne, AL 35967. Class starts at 8:00 AM. Student Gear Requirements: Laptop and smartphone with WiFi capability, notepad, pencil, pen.  

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