Search & Rescue Tracking

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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 and “sign” evidence
  • Track aging and more

At the end of this block of instruction students will be able to work as a member of a SAR tracking team in a wilderness environment while using visual techniques, terrain, and weather conditions to locate tracks and “sign” left by a lost person in passing. As a result, the students will never look at the ground the same way. They will be more “clue” aware, and have a much greater appreciation for what they see.  This knowledge will make them a more rounded rescuer and will increase their chances of locating lost subjects.

Recommended Gear:

  • Hiking boots or shoes
  • Clothing adequate for the season
  • Rain gear
  • Small daypack
  • Pen/pencil and notepad
  • Water container (Camelback or Nalgene)
  • Sunscreen or bug spray if needed

If you are a member of Randall’s Adventure & Training Search and Rescue, there is no charge for this class. Please email Patrick below to add your name to the class roster.

For more information contact Patrick Rollins: Ph: (256) 613-3834, email: Please read the FAQs before signing up.