Schedule of Training, Meetings and Community Outreach Events

CASART field members are expected to attend as much training as possible and to attend at least one of our mock searches each year. If you have questions, suggestions or ideas let us know. All of our training events are open to members of other Search and Rescue Teams who are active members of the NYS Federation of Search and Rescue Teams.
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2021 Training and Public Service Schedule
Please RSVP to as soon as you plan to attend!

August 20 or 21 - Trail workers needed for work on the Black Bear Mt. trails that CASART has adopted. Please email Mike Krumme by Aug. 10 which day is best if you can attend.
Remaining Details TBA

Annual Meeting: TBA

2020 Training and Public Service Schedule:

14 March, 2020: Winter Training, Arrowhead Park, Inlet
Bring your winter-ready packs, plus snowshoes if you want to take a walk.
We’ll discuss winter searches, hypothermia, frostbite, clothes, equipment, and a few aspects of on-the-ice rescue.

25, April, 2020: Spring training, Mock Search, Safford Pond trail
Safford Pond trail working near West pond 1/2 some miles S of the parking near Big Moose Rd.

09, May 2020: DEC Basic Wildland Search class, location TBD but likely near Inlet
This is a highly recommended course, run by the DEC rangers, but they can’t run it without sufficient attendance. If you haven’t taken it yet, please do so. Let me know ASAP if you’re interested.

26, Sept., 2020: Annual Dinner and Team Meeting, Inlet
We’re planning this a little different this year. We still need permission from the Inlet Town Board, but the plan is a Pot Luck supper at the Inlet Senior Center

17, Oct., 2020: Fall Training, Mock Search
Location TBD

For all of these events, it helps planning to know if you’re planning to attend, so please let me know (, but don’t let a lack of RSVP stop you from coming.

Exercises may also incorporate other topics such as map & compass, fire building, shelter, pack contents, clothing, radio use. If there are topics of particular interest you would like training or a refresher on, please let us know.

Trail Maintenance:

Arrangements for trail maintenance on several trails. Dates will depend on weather and conditions.

Other Training courses: Depending on interest, we can schedule and provide training on:
Winter Ready – are you ready to search in winter?
Incident Command structure
Clothing – what to wear (and what not to wear) in the woods and on a search
What’s in your Pack?
Map and Compass
Advanced Land Navigation
Found Person Care
If you have an interest in any of these topics, or in other topics appropriate to SAR, let me know and we’ll organize a class.

Attention Members of other NYSFEDSAR Teams - If we have room, you are welcome to attend our training sessions -- RSVP to

Community Events We Participate In

For Kids: HUG A TREE class -- what to do if you get lost.

CASART provides Trail Stewardship at for the trails around Moss Lake, Bubb and Sis  Lake trails and on Black Bear Mountain.

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