April 2012 - SAR Academy Mid-Term Examination

The VCSAR 3 SAR Academy held its mid-term for the five probationary members on April 28. They were evaluated on the basic search and rescue skills including knots, tracking, map and compass, four-wheel driving, rappelling, climbing, rope rescue systems, and night navigation. Sixteen active team members conducted the evaluations of the probationary members. A 166 question written examination tested the probationary member's knowledge of communications, search techniques, incident command system, and topographical maps.

Probationary members who successfully pass the mid-term will continue on to the second half of the academy which involves advance search and rescue skills.

View photos of the academy.

Photo by Antonio M. Arizo