Managing the Lost Person Incident

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1000 MT-41, Dillon, MT 59725, USA
Mar 30 2023
Apr 02 2023
  1. Sun9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  2. Mon 
  3. Tue 
  4. Wed 
  5. Thu1:00 - 9:00 pm
  6. Fri1:00 - 9:00 pm
  7. Sat9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Dates:    30 Mar - 1 Apr 2023   (20 Seats Only)           

Times:    30-31 Mar 23 1:00pm - 9:00pm MST

                1-2 Apr 23 9:00am - 5:00pm MST     
Cost:     $350.00

The Managing the Lost Person Incident (MLPI) course is designed to teach the essential knowledge and skills necessary to perform as the initial response Incident Commander on a lost person incident with the primary focus on the Search element of SAR. The course prepares the student for the management responsibilities and leadership skills required during SAR missions. The course explains the tasks and procedures needed to effectively manage SAR operations from the initial response through the expansion phases of the search to the final demobilization of all resources. This is the first true management course of the NASAR series of SAR courses.

The MLPI course explains and describes in detail the overall objectives, strategies, and tactics needed for a successful outcome of SAR missions. With further incident management training and field experience; the person with this training can perform as the Incident Commander on prolonged and more complex searches.

This is not an introductory course. Students should be highly knowledge able in search and rescue operations. It is highly suggested to have completed ICS 300 and a SARTopo orientation and training program prior to this class.

Prerequisites: None

Required Texts: (All are available for purchase at registration or online.) 

1. Lost Person Behavior - Robert J. Koester (Book or APP)

2. NASAR Pocket Response Guide

3. ICS for SAR Operations - Robert J. Koester

4. Managing the Lost Person Incident - Text or Handbook

Upon successful completion of the course the participant will receive a MLPI certificate from the National Association for Search and Rescue.

Class dates

03/30/2023, 03/31/2023, 04/01/2023, 04/02/2023

Additional services and fees

ICS Field Operations Guide for SAR $25.00
Lost Person Behavior Text $30.00
MLPI Handbook $20.00
MLPI Patch $12.00
MLPI Textbook $40.00

Program enrollment capacity

Minimum: 1

Maximum: 20

Registration period

Registration starts on 02/01/2023.

In-person location

1000 MT-41, Dillon, MT 59725, USA
Registration closed.