This program is designed to provide an introduction into the concept of Situational Awareness, and its critical role in safe and effective search and rescue operations.

This material is designed for search and rescue professionals at all levels of experience from novice to veteran.

At the conclusion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Identify the three stages of Situational Awareness,
  • Understand seven key factors that reduce Situational Awareness,
  • Recognize common errors in Situational Awareness, and
  • Identify ways to avoid the loss of Situational Awareness 

To achieve the Certificate  of Completion, participants must review each of the four Lessons, complete a Comprehension Quiz after each lesson, and score 80% or better on the Final  Exam.

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