Basic Wildland Search Skills

Course Prerequisites


Student Prerequisites for admission into course



Designed for

Fire  & EMS Service Personnel

Course Length

8 Hours

Developed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the Basic Wildland Search Skills Course teaches the most basic skills needed to conduct searches in the wildland environment. Topics covered in this course include, basic search organization (Incident Command System), communications, search techniques, attitude and safety.  This course concludes with a field exercise to practice the type 3 search technique (grid search) discussed in the classroom.