Resources

Recommended Links for SAR

Map Skills:

Coordinate systems:

Navigation Skills:

Fire Craft:

First Aid: a link to help you find a first aid class with Red Cross, either in person or online.

ICS 100: ICS 100, Introduction to the Incident Command System, introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training.

ICS 200: IS200, Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, reviews the Incident Command System (ICS), provides the context for ICS within initial response, and supports higher level ICS training.

ICS 700: This course provides an overview of the National Incident Management System (NIMS). The National Incident Management System defines the comprehensive approach guiding the whole community - all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations (NGO), and the private sector - to work together seamlessly to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the effects of incidents.

ICS 800: The goal of the IS-0800.d, National Response Framework, An Introduction, is to provide guidance for the whole community. Within this broad audience, the National Response Framework focuses especially on those who are involved in delivering and applying the response core capabilities.

Basic Aviation Safety PDF: Thorough PDF explaining basic aviation safety.  

Shelter Craft:

Alaska Statues for Search and Rescue:

Appropriate clothing:

Introductory SAR gear:

CalTopo: A great mapping system geared toward SAR.

Statewide Links

AST (Alaska State Troopers): Alaska State Troopers are statutorily required to lead search and rescue (SAR) efforts within the state of Alaska.

AKRCC (Alaska Rescue Coordination Center): Representing Alaska's federal inland search and rescue coordinator, the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center serves as the single agency responsible for coordinating on-land and aviation federal SAR activities in the mainland of Alaska.

US Coast Guard (Alaska District 17): Coast Guard serve and safeguard the public, protect the environment and its resources, and defend the Nation’s interests in the Alaskan maritime region. 

CAP (Civil Aviation Patrol, Alaska Wing): Supporting America's communities with emergency response, diverse aviation and ground services, youth development and promotion of air, space, and cyber power.

International Links