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Available Course Offerings and Descriptions

Note the number and type of courses actually conducted on a Ranger Training Weekend will be determined by the student registration.

 

Cadet Basic Course – Designation Charlie or Delta

Students train through the R3/GTM3 level.  Designed for cadets new to wilderness SAR.  Classes consist of individual SAR skills training with daytime training hikes on marked trail networks.  NOTE:  First time students with little to no experience may be broken down in to a separate group with an introductory curriculum focusing on F&P tasks (Pre-Ranger).

Prerequisites:  Curry Achievement, GES.  However, IS100, IS700, CAPT 117 Part 1, ICUT and Basic 1st Aid or equivalent are required for R3 qualification, it is strongly recommended these are completed prior to attending.

 

Intermediate Course – Designation Bravo

Open to seniors and cadets.  Students train through the R2/GTM2 level. 

Classes consist of basic woodsmanship, map reading, land navigation, daytime SAR ops off trail, and introductory night time operations on marked trails.

Prerequisites:  Ranger 3rd Class

 

Cadet Advanced Course – Designation Alpha

Students train through the R1/GTM1 level.

Classes consist of advanced individual and team SAR skills with night time operations off trail as well as an overnight mission.

Prerequisites:  Ranger 2nd Class

 

Senior Basic Course – Designation Sierra

Students train through R3/GTM3 but at a faster pace with some introductory focus on GTL skills.  Designed for seniors new to wilderness SAR.  Classes consist of individual SAR skills training with daytime training hikes on marked trail networks.

Prerequisites:  Level I, GES.  However, IS100, IS700, CAPT 117 Part 1, ICUT and Basic 1st Aid or equivalent are required for R3 qualification, it is strongly recommended these are completed prior to attending.

 

Team Commander Course – Designation Tango

Open to seniors and cadets.  Primary focus is on GTL skills and the team leadership portion of the Advanced Ranger Rating.  Students will conduct short STX lanes (Search Training Exercise) and rotate through being in command of a search team whereby they will receive immediate mentoring and counseling from the staff on their performance and will engage in peer review sessions after every sortie with their classmates.  This course is designed to train new Ground Team Leaders and to take already qualified GTL’s and make them better.

Prerequisites:  Seniors, R2, GTL Trainee.  Cadets, R1, GTL trainee.

 

Independent Study Group – Designation Echo

Open to cadets and seniors.  This group is for individual study and evaluation for those working on Advanced Ranger or Expert Ranger ratings.  Classes and evaluators TBD by student needs.  There are also credentialing offerings through the Independent Study Group where students may challenge the SAR Tech II or I exam to become nationally credentialed Search and Rescue Technicians through NASAR (additional certification fee must be paid to NASAR separately).

Prerequisites:  R1 and above – it is strongly recommended that students starting on Advanced Ranger go through Tango prior to Echo if they are following normal progression.

SAR Tech II Challenge – R1 and above, Lead Evaluator and School Commander Permission

SAR Tech I Challenge – SAR Tech II, Lead Evaluator and School Commander Permission

 

Medic Bridge Course – Designation Mike

Open to seniors and cadets.  Bridge course for individuals with current emergency medical credentials (WAFA and above) to work toward the Field Medic rating.  NOTE:  This course is only offered at certain times and may be interchanged with the AHA 1st Aid/CPR Instructor Course.

Prerequisites:  R2 and above, WAFA or higher, Medic Bridge Commander’s Permission

 

Aircrew Survival Course – Designation Papa

Designed for any air crew personnel to include pilots, observers, scanners and photographers.  Course includes topics such as fire and shelter building, land navigation and overland travel, water and food procurement, self-aid and buddy aid, egress procedures.  Students WILL stay in Adirondack shelters at the camp for the duration of the course.

Prerequisites:  Level I, current or anticipated aircrew assignment

 

ICP Trainee Group – Designation India

Allows for any individual working on a specific ICP qualification to shadow and be mentored by experienced qualified staff members working in those positions as their deputies.  Individuals selected for the ICP Trainee Group will stay in the ICP lodging and be considered part of the staff for that specific training event.

Prerequisites:  Position dependent.