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CASART Training Curriculum

Field Member Training

Basic – (Required by all Field Members)

  • Basic Wildland Search Skills (Classroom & Field) NYS DEC Forest Ranger Certification Class
  • Dos, Don’ts & Other Important Stuff (Classroom)
  • ICS Structure Overview (Classroom)
  • Search Clothing and Equipment (All Seasons) (Classroom)
  • Fitness, Nutrition, and Hydration (Classroom) *
  • Basic Map and Compass (Classroom)
  • Type III Search - Refresher & Expansion (Classroom & Field)
  • First aid awareness (Classroom)
  • Track & Clue Awareness (Classroom & Field) *

Intermediate - (Optional)

  • GPS (Classroom)
  • Radio Protocol & Operation (Classroom)
  • Land Navigation Exercise - Map, Compass & G.P.S. (Field)
  • Overnight Preparedness (Classroom & Field)
  • First Aid or Wilderness First Aid (Classroom) Certification Class
  • CPR (Classroom) Certification Class
  • Found Person Care, Packaging & Transport (Classroom & Field)
  • Altered States - Dementia, Depression, etc. (Classroom)
  • Type II Search (Classroom & Field)

Advanced - (Required by Crew Boss - Optional others)

  • Advanced Land Navigation - Map, Compass, G.P.S. & Block Setup (Classroom & Field)
  • Type I Search (Classroom & Field)
  • Tracking and Clues (Classroom & Field)
  • Crew Boss (Classroom & Field) NYS DEC Forest Ranger Certification Class
  • Crew Boss
    • Management – Leadership, Crew Ready, Crew Card, Crew Assignment Sheet, Clues & Taping (Classroom)

 

Administrative Member Training

  • Activation/Callout Process
  • ICS Structure Overview
  • Team Sign In and Out
  • Set up of Trailer & Trailer Contents
  • Equipment Sign-Out & Sign-In
  • Computer & Scanner/Copier/Printer Operation
  • Map Creation & Map Reading
  • GPS download to Computer
  • Radio Frequency Programming
  • Radio Communications
  • Operation & Protocol
    • Unit Log
    • NYSFEDSAR Report
  • Equipment Maintenance & Inventory
    • Vests, Chest Packs, Radios & GPSs
    • Stokes Litter, Back Board, Pack Frames, First Aid Kits & Supplies
  • Traffic Control & Parking
  • Transportation
  • Food and Water Acquisition
  • Close up of Trailer

Current Training Schedule

Questions or comments regarding training are welcome and may be addressed to the chair of the training committee, Ron Dearlove C/O webmaster.jpg (3766 bytes)

 

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