Sergeant Rescue Training & Consulting


Sunday Class Location: Centre Lifelink EMS

DATE: 17 - 18 August 2019

Location: Penns Valley EMS / Centre Lifelink EMS
PVEMS – 106 Ross Hill Rd, Spring Mills PA
CLLEMS – 125 Puddintown Rd, State College PA

Time:  8:00am – 5:00pm Classes Saturday
           6:00pm – 8:00pm Cook Out
           8:00am – 3:00pm Classes Sunday

Cost:  $50.00

SARIA or SARTECH Exam: $55.00
SAR Topo Course:  $60.00
Wilderness First Aid: $65.00

You are invited to join us for the first annual Keystone SAR Mini Con! This newly formed search and rescue conference is sponsored by Central Region Emergency Strike Team and Sergeant Rescue Training & Consulting. Any collected proceeds are to cover meals and certification exam cost only.

This year’s summit will boast several TED type talks that will introduce several new areas of SAR, or discuss some common trends in Search and Rescue Training. The morning lecture sessions will introduce you to some new aspects that we hope you explore after. There will also be several one hour hands on workshops to choose from. The afternoon training sessions will be in two hour blocks. Each block will be on a set topic and be both discussion and hands on based. We ask that you come dressed for the weather! You will also have the choice to take part in several of our full day activities. Those courses are listed on the left! On Saturday, 17 Aug 2019, we will also be holding a NASAR SARTech 2 & 3 exams. This is a fantastic opportunity to test your skills in the field. For information about the exams and what is tested, head to

After a long day in the classroom we hope you will join us for a cook out! All of the participants are invited to the cook out to help network and learn about each others organization. Search and Rescue is a team sport. Just like any team sport you need to know who is playing on your team. What better why to get to know one another than breaking bread and downing a cold one!

Although this conference is sponsored by Sergeant Rescue, the classes are designed to be for Search & Rescue in general. There is no class that will be specific to any one organization. Making this a fantastic opportunity to learn from some great minds in Search & Rescue.

 We hope that you will join of for this inaugural event!

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 cash. Tuition covers Instructor fee, textbooks, syllabus, course equipment, and NASAR certification cards. 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.

Payment in full is required to reserve your lodging for the course if you choose to utilize our lodging option.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

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

-  If greater than or equal to 30 days prior to the starting date of the course, SRTC will retain a $25.00 site cancelation fee.

-  Within 30 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 30 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 registration.

SRTC & NASAR Student Agreements

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

A course student agreement will be signed prior to the completion of your registration. Please sign, return it 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 training program and are at the sole risk of the participant.

Saturday Class Location: Penns Valley EMS


Must be registered for separately!

Keystone SAR Mini CON

SAR TOPO For SAR Operations

SARTopo is a widely-used, collaborative online and offline mapping tool for use in Search and Rescue. Topics covered will range from the ability to print maps for planning a training or at a mission, to assisting in base as a SAR technician. 

Class Date: 18 Aug 2019

(15 Seats Only)


There are many great restaurants in the State College Area, both local and chain. There are also multiple grocery stores within a 10 minute drive from the training area.

Lunch will be provided both days for all participants! 

An optional cookout on Saturday Evening is also included!

SAR Initial Actions

The Search and Rescue Initial Actions course, (a.k.a. SARIA), is a one-day standalone course that is designed and perfect for any law enforcement, Fire Officer, EMS, EMA personnel, and professionally trained SAR team personnel that are first boots on the ground at a given call-out for a missing person; Urban or Wilderness.  It teaches the first arriving unit what the very first steps they should to take are

Class Date: 17 Aug 2019

(20 Seats Only)

 Travel Arrangements

State College University park Airport is nearby and transportation to and from the airport will be made available. Only transportation to and from University Park Airport may be provided on request. 

The airport also has a rental car agency on site. (Enterprise)

Please make all flight arrangements, commercial & private, known so that transportation can be arranged.

“Per Ducis Factum”

Wilderness First Aid

The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course will help you prepare for the unexpected. This fast paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from any medical care.

Class Dates: 17-18 Aug 2019

Full Weekend Course

(20 Seats Only)

[EMS CONED Availible]


No on-site lodging is available for this program at this time.


Closest hotels are located in State College. About a 15 minute drive from the training site.  Average hotel cost locally is $110 per night.

Multiple bed and breakfasts are also near the training area. Three are within a 20 minute drive

Cooke Tavern Bed & Breakfast

The Lead Horse Bed & Breakfast

Keller House B&B

Earlystown Manor

The Dobson House

Springfield House

Bed & Breakfast at the Rock Garden

There are also many great campgrounds in the area!

SARTech 3 & 2 Exams

We will be offering the NASAR SARTech 3 written exam and the full SARTech 2 exam

Exam Date: 17 Aug 2019 [Morning Only]

(Testing to be offsite. Testing personnel will be provided directions to the testing location)