Sergeant Rescue Training & Consulting



There are many great restaurants in the Dillon area, both local and chain. There are also multiple grocery stores in town.

Students are encouraged to plan to have lunch at the class location. Lunch will not be provided for this course.

Dates:    30 Mar - 1 Apr 2023   (20 Seats Only)           

Times:    30-31 Mar 23 1:00pm - 9:00pm MST

                1-2 Apr 23 9:00am - 5:00pm MST     
Cost:        $350.00

The Managing the Lost Person Incident (MLPI) course is designed to teach the essential knowledge and skills necessary to perform as the initial response Incident Commander on a lost person incident with the primary focus on the Search element of SAR. The course prepares the student for the management responsibilities and leadership skills required during SAR missions. The course explains the tasks and procedures needed to effectively manage SAR operations from the initial response through the expansion phases of the search to the final demobilization of all resources. This is the first true management course of the NASAR series of SAR courses.

The MLPI course explains and describes in detail the overall objectives, strategies, and tactics needed for a successful outcome of SAR missions. With further incident management training and field experience; the person with this training can perform as the Incident Commander on prolonged and more complex searches.

This is not an introductory course. Students should be highly knowledge able in search and rescue operations. It is highly suggested to have completed ICS 300 and a SARTopo orientation and training program prior to this class.

Prerequisites: None

Required Texts: (All are available for purchase at registration or online.) 

1. Lost Person Behavior - Robert J. Koester (Book or APP)

2. NASAR Pocket Response Guide

3. ICS for SAR Operations - Robert J. Koester

4. Managing the Lost Person Incident - Text or Handbook

Upon successful completion of the course the participant will receive a MLPI certificate from the National Association for Search and Rescue.


No on-site lodging is being offer as part of this course. 


There are several other hotels in Dillon. All within a 5-25 minute drive from the training site. Average cost per night is $100.00.

Managing the Lost Person Incident

Course policies

Registration Policy

Payment in full is required to reserve your spot in the course / exam. Tuition is non-transferable and is payable by check, credit card, paypal, or Money Order. Tuition covers instructor time & travel, site rental fees, exam / course equipment, and NASAR certification fees. SRTC is not obligated to allow any student to attend a course until SRTC paperwork has been received, reviewed and approved by SRTC. A full refund will be given if we need to cancel the course for any reason.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

 If a student cancels out of the course or withdrawals from a course / exam:

-  If greater than or equal to 45 days prior to the starting date of the course, SRTC will retain a $55.00 site cancelation fee.

-  Within 45 days of the course start date tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.

-  Participants that cancel or withdraw from a course are still responsible for cancelation fees even if payment has not been sent or processed. (Applies if you cancel within 45 days of a course.

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


SRTC / NASAR Student Agreements

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

A Sergeant Rescue & NASAR course student agreement will be sent to you upon completion of registration. Please sign, return it and read it carefully as it affects your legal rights. Bring the signed documents to the first day of the course or return them by email. 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 / exam. Any activities during the free time are not part of the SRTC program or proctored exam, and are at the sole risk of the participant.


Beaverhead County Search and Rescue

1000 MT HWY 41 Dillon, MT  59725

Travel Arrangements

Butte Airport or Bozeman Airport is the local airport. There are multiple rental car dealers at the airport, Enterprise, Hertz, Etc.


If flying or driving from outside the local area please plan to arrive Friday 29 March 2023.


Class will dismiss at 1700 on Sunday. We encourage those wishing to fly that flight arrangements be made to depart Monday.