SARTECH I Examination
The SARTECH I/CREWLEADER level of certification is the advanced level for SAR personnel.
This examination consists of both a written exam and a practical exam. The written exam includes one hundred and twenty (120) questions covering the candidate's knowledge of search and rescue. A passing grade is 70% or above. The candidate is also required to successfully complete a four station practical exam. Should the candidate not successfully complete the practical exam, only the stations that are failed need be repeated within one year of the original testing date.
The written exam includes questions from the following topics:
NIMS Incident Command System
Small Unit Leadership
Crew leader SAR Ready Pack
Maps, Symbology, & Land Navigation
Search Techniques & Tactics
Hazardous Terrain Skills
The candidate's performance of SAR skills is evaluated at four practical exam stations involving:
Station #1: Crew Leader Written Examination.
Station #2: Briefing / Debriefing Station: Given a search area, the TL will provide a complete briefing of how the team will search that area. The TL will then give the instructor a summary of what is to be included in a complete debriefing.
Station #3: Land Navigation Day: With the use of topographic maps and compass, candidates complete a course over terrain commonly encountered in the operations area in a specified time frame, not to exceed (2000) meters during the day time.
Station #4: Land Navigation Night: With the use of topographic maps and compass, candidates complete a course over terrain commonly encountered in the operations area in a specified time frame, not to exceed (2000) meters during night time.
Registration starts on 07/21/2021 and ends on 12/11/2021.
Please contact Sergeant Rescue Training & Consulting if you have any questions.