Sergeant Rescue Training & Consulting


Course policies

Registration Policy

Payment in full is required to reserve your spot in the course. Tuition is non-transferable and is payable by check, credit card, paypal or money order and must be received prior to the start of the course. Tuition covers class materials, course equipment, and certificate or certification card fees. Sergeant Rescue is not obligated to allow any student to attend a course until the required payment and course registration materials are received and approved by Sergeant Rescue Training & Consulting staff.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

If a student cancels or withdrawals from a course:
    - If greater than or equal to 45 days prior to the starting date of the course, Sergeant Rescue will retain a

      $25.00 administrative fee.
   - If equal to or less than 45 days prior to the starting date of the course, tuition is non-refundable and non-

   - Participants that cancel or withdraw from a course are still responsible for cancelation fees and course

     tuition fees even if payment has not been sent or processed. (Applies if you cancel within 45 days of a


A full refund will be given if we need to cancel the course for any reason.

Late Payment Policy

Participants that register and choose pay via company check or personal check must submit payment in a timely manner. Payment is due no later than 10 days after your registrations is submitted. If payment is not post marked prior to this date a late fee will be assessed. Late fees will either be invoiced separately or added to any outstanding balance.

     - Initial late fee is $25.00

     - An additional fee of $10.00 per day will also be assessed if payment is delayed past 14 days from

       registration and is retroactive to the date of registration.

SRTC Student Agreement

(Including Assumption of Risks and Agreement of Release of Indemnity)

A course student agreement will be seen during the online registration. Please sign and read it carefully as it affects your legal rights. If you are a minor, a parent or guardian must sign the document as well. Without a signed document, you cannot participate in the course. SRTC course participants, including minors, will have unsupervised free time throughout the course. Any activities during the free time are not part of the SRTC program and are at the sole risk of the participant.

Advanced Search & Rescue

Course Dates: 18-21 November 2021

​Cost: $185.00 per person

Advanced Search and Rescue (ADSAR) is a NASAR course designed to educate the experienced field searcher in preparation for working as a crew leader on a search. This course expands on the knowledge and skills taught in the intermediate level FUNSAR course. Beginning with expanded management concepts, crew tactics, crew and SAR dog tactics, crew safety skills and continuing through stress management, the course focuses on the added responsibility of a crew leader and how this relates to the crewmembers, search managers, and the outcome of the search. This 24 hour course will scratch the surface of managing search teams in the field

Who Should Attend:
Experienced search and rescue technicians that are looking to upgrade to the level of crew leader. 

1. SARTECH II certification.

2. Introduction to Incident Command Course or the (NIMS) IS-200

3. Wilderness First Aid or higher.

***EMS Continuing Education Credits will be available.***** 

Travel Arrangements

Baltimore Airport is nearby and transportation to and from the airport can be made available on a case by case basis for a nominal fee. 

The airport also has a rental car agencies on site. 


If flying or driving please plan to arrive the Fridays before classes. 


Class will dismiss at 1600 on Sunday, 21 November 2021. We encourage those wishing to fly that flight arrangements be made to depart Monday. 


There are several great local restaurants in the Baldwin MD Area. There are also multiple grocery stores within driving distance of the training area.

Students are expected to plan to have lunch with them at the class location all 4 days.

Location: Chesapeake Search Dogs

                2791 Dalton Bevard Rd,

                Baldwin MD 21013

Course Schedule

18 Nov 2021 (0800-1700)

- Introduction to the course

- ICS Review

- Leadership in SAR

- Crew Safety / ORM

- Fitness of a SAR Technician

19 Nov 2021 (0800-1700)

- Briefings & Rehearsals
- Course Plotting & UTM Review
​- Day Navigation Course

- Search Task Planning

- Search / Rescue Scenario 1

20 Nov 2021 (1300 - 2300)

- Rope Rescue Awareness

​- Search Techniques Review

- GPS use & Integration 

Rescue Problem2-3

- Night Navigation

21 Nov 2021 (0900-1600)

​- Rescue Problem 4

- K-9 SAR Integration

- Helicopter Rescue Operations

- Drone SAR Overview

- Team equipment overview

- Packing for the Mission


There are many hotels, campgrounds and bed an breakfasts in the area. Air BnB is also available in the area. 

Lodging should be booked to begin the night before the class and check out is the morning after or of the class.