This program is designed to provide introductory information to assist search and rescue personnel to realize a better understanding of operational stress injuries that rescuers may be exposed to as part of SAR activities. The content provides a foundation of knowledge for the novice as well as an experienced responder.

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

  • Understand the formation of Stress Injuries
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of various stages along the Rescuer Stress Continuum
  • Identify the Five Principles for incident recovery
  • Develop tools that will help the rescuer increase capacity for stress while mitigating survival and numbing tools, in order to move lower on the Stress Continuum