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GSAR - Coordinator Workshop
Ground Search and Rescue- Basic Training
Course Description:

This program is designed to train Ground Search and Rescue Team. This four-day course will consist of three days of classroom time for theory training and one day of field work. There is no overnight phase to this program. The program has been tailored to emphasize the use of specific Garmin GPS products to respond to distress signals from persons lost or broken down on the land and in need of rescue. 

Participants must be able to supply their own field equipment & snowmobile. Training allowances will be provided for participants that are not employed or taking unpaid leave

during training.

Course Topics:
  • The Nunavut GSAR plan
  • Jurisdictions
  • Northern search team structures
  • Overview of northern Lost Person Behaviour
  • Initial response tactics
  • Search tactics, with special emphasis on tracking
  • GPS Navigation
  • Telecommunications
  • Documentation

2022-23 Dates:

Arctic Bay January 24-27, 2023

Resolute Bay January 31-February 3, 2023

Kugaaruk February 8-11, 2023

Igloolik February 14-17, 2023

Iqaluit February 21-24, 2023

Sanirajak February 28-March 3, 2023

Sanikiluaq March 7-10, 2023