Ground Search & Rescue (GSAR): This is required by all MIT’s (members in training) to take. It is presented through the Justice Institute of British Columbia, and qualified members instruct the course.
The course covers several areas.
This is a short list;
- Search Types
- Maps & Compass
- Helicopter Safety
- Rope Management
- Basic Tracking
All MIT’s are required to do overnight survival training, and pass a series of exams based on the GSAR Manual. The course takes approximately four months to complete. Once an MIT has passed the course, he/she will become a member of the team. MIT’s will also go out on practices with the members as well. This will give the members a chance to get a feel for the MIT’s in how they act, how they get along with the members, and their team work skills.