WHGSAR TRAINING PAGES
This site provides information and material for WHGSAR training.
We always meet and train on the last Sunday of the month throughout the year. There is also training during the month depending upon training needs and the season. The end of the month training takes place at the building in Mt. Denson, 821 Highway #1. See map and calendar below.
There is a calendar of training at the bottom of the page. You may attend Valley SAR training. If you plan to attend HRSAR training you must have first completed a field assessment facilitated by the Halifax Trainers.
Announcements and Training
Check Online Learning 2021 for materials during this period where there are restrictions on in-person training.
New Material for May
Lessons on First Aid for Hiking and SAR: Feet, Ankles and Prevention of Injuries
SAR in the News and on the Web
A Year Ago
CBC B.C search and rescue teams respond to more that a dozen calls over Canada Long Weekend. "
Online Courses for SAR Members
ICS 100 Training Ongoing
As a member of SAR you will also need to complete an ICS 100 online self study course available through the province.
The link is as follows, www.weicourses.com/register.php?l=12313734013587,
and you will receive sign in number by email. Remember to print off your certificate for the records. There have been some problems with the process, but it seems to work if you have patience.
BICO Online Training for Cold and Hypothermia
BICO website https://bicorescue.com/ for an excellent online course for the SAR team member and outdoor enthusiast.
Navigating this website
New to SAR
This page has a description of the session as well as the presentation and the SAR gear list.
SAR Theory and Articles
This page contains links to information and videos for learning and reviewing your navigation skills.
This page has a list of the modules for searcher as well as useful links and resources.
This page has a list of the training details for Team Leaders as well as useful links.
Page with images from training and for training.
Past session descriptions and resources for training.
Beyond West Hants Training Opportunities
Wilderness First Aid (A discounted rate may be available to SAR members.)
Halifax SAR Public Courses and Halifax SAR Search and Rescue Courses at their base in Waverly. These courses do not require a "Field Assessment". A discounted SAR rate may be available. Links for Public Navigation and GPS courses. Navigation, SAR and Public, is coming up as is the SAR and Public GPS course. You may attend HSAR training and courses, but must have first completed a field assessment with HSAR.
Valley SAR at their base or near it. They are found at 177 Middle Dyke Road in Port Williams.
Also from HSAR...
Those who have completed a Field Assessment may attend and those who have completed a course may help with it.
HSAR Monday Nights - 1900 in Waverly. Don't park in front of SAR, park on hill.
July 8 Boats and Watercraft
July 15 SAR Scavenger Hunt
July 22 TBA
This is not an official NSGSAR site and it is solely to support the training of WHGSAR members.