Our Search and Rescue Training Requirements

This is the lowest level of field deployable personnel on the team and only become field deployable after completing the requirements below:


  1. FEMA Independent Study Courses Completed Once

    • IS-100.B

    • IS-200.B

    • IS-242.A

    • IS-288

    • IS-700.A

    • IS-800.B

    • IS-809

  2. FEMA Independent Study Courses Completed Yearly

    • IS-20​​​

    • IS-33

    • IS-35

    • IS-106

  3. Mountain Rescue Association (MRA) Courses

    • Helicopter Awareness For SAR

  4. National Association of Search and Rescue (NASAR) Tech III (Or Equivalent)

  5. Crime Scene Preservation

  6. American Safety and Health Institute Classes

    • CPR for the Professional Rescuer

    • Wilderness First Aid

    • Bloodborne Pathogens 

  7. Rappelling 

  8. Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Awareness

Incident Commander Type V

This is the highest level of SAR Tech that is field deployable personnel on the team and only become field deployable at this level after completing all of the requirements for SAR Tech III, II & the requirements below:


  1. Minimum 2 years as a Tech II with 200 hours of live search logged 

  2. FEMA Independent Study Courses Completed Once

    • IS-42

    • IS-201

    • IS-250

    • IS-613

    • ​​IS-619

    • IS-923

  3. National Association of Search and Rescue (NASAR) Tech I (Or Equivalent)

  4. Introduction into Signcutting and Tracking for Search and Rescue

  5. Advanced Search and Rescue

  6. Wide Area Search Class

  7. Lost Person Behavior Class

  8. Technical Rescue I

  9. American Safety and Health Institute Advanced Wilderness First Responder/EMT

Rescue 101 SAR Wildland Fire Suppression Crew is committed to providing our partners with excellence in professionalism, quality and service. We strive to set the standard in the field of fire suppression and prescribed burning. All members on the wildland fire suppression crew must meet the current requirements according to the NWCG Wildland Fire Qualification System Guide PMS 310-1 for the level that they are.

Advanced Level Wildland Firefighter

Entry Level Wildland Firefighter

This is the Incident Command Level personnel on the team and only become field deployable at this level after completing all of the requirements for SAR Tech III, II, I, & the requirements below:


  1. Minimum 2 years as a Tech I with 120 hours of live search logged 

  2. FEMA Independent Study Courses Completed Once

    • IS-300

    • ​IS-400

  3. One or more of the courses below:

    1. Managing Lost Person Incident (MLPI) Course

    2. Managing Search Operations (MSO) Course

    3. ​Incident Commander for Ground SAR (ICG) Course 

  4. Lost Alzheimer's Disease Search Management Course

  5. Fatigue: Sleep Management During Disasters and Sustained Operations Course

This is the mid level of field deployable personnel on the team and only become field deployable at this level after completing entry level wildland firefighter and the requirements below:


  1. RT-130 – Annual Refresher (8 Hours)

  2. Work Capacity Test – Arduous

  3. S-131 Advanced Firefighter (8 Hours)

  4. S-133 Look Up, Look Down, Look Around (2-4 Hours)

SAR Tech I

This is the lowest level of field deployable personnel on the team and only become field deployable after completing the requirements below:


  1. FEMA Independent Study Courses Completed Once

    • IS-100.B

    • IS-700.A

  2. ​S-130 Wildland Firefighting (30 Hours)

  3. ​S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior (6-8 hours)

  4. L-180 Human Factors in the Wildland Fire Service (4-6 hours)

  5. Work Capacity Test – Arduous

SAR Tech II

This is additional training that supports the development of our crews but is not required:


  1. S-211 Portable Pumps (16-20 Hours)

  2. S-212 Power Saws (24-36 Hours)

  3. S-231 Engine Boss (12-16 Hours)

  4. S-270 Air Operations (16 Hours)

  5. L-280 Followership to Leadership (16 Hours)

  6. S-234 Ignition Operations (20 Hours)

  7. S-260 Interagency Incident Business Management (16 Hours)

Our Wildland Fire Suppression Training Requirements

Single Resource Crew Boss

Rescue 101 SAR is comprised of highly skilled search and rescue professionals capable of providing an effective response to whatever role we are tasked to do by the appropriate agency of jurisdiction. We also strive to prevent search-related emergencies through education and community outreach. All members of Rescue 101 Search and Rescue are required to maintain a "Task Book" and Training Logs. The purpose of the task book is to serve as a link to the comprehensive training logs corresponding to that particular training. The task book was designed using ASTM F-2209-03 and NFPA 1670 as a guideline. Our members are broken into four levels of training, Tech III, Tech II, Tech I, and Search Manager. Below is a breakdown for each of the levels.

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Search & Rescue Fund 


This is the highest level of field deployable personnel on the team and only become field deployable at this level after completing advanced wildland firefighter and the requirements below:


  1. FEMA Independent Study Courses Completed Once​

    • IS-200

  2. ​RT-130 Annual Refresher (8 Hours)

  3. Work Capacity Test – Arduous

  4. S-230 Crew Boss (24-32 Hours)

  5. S-290 Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior (32 Hours)

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Search Manager

SAR Tech III

This is the IC level of field deployable personnel on the team and only become field deployable at this level after completing single resource boss, crew and engine and the requirements below:


  1. 2 years as a Single Resource Boss, Crew and Engine

General Operation Fund 


24 hour dispatch 1-844-727-9111  

Equipment Fund 


Disaster Response Fund 


Additional Training

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This is the next level of field deployable personnel on the team and only become field deployable at this level after completing all of the requirements for SAR Tech III & the requirements below:


  1.  FEMA Independent Study Courses Completed Once

    • IS-27

    • IS-241.a

    • IS-346

    • IS-701.a

    • ​​IS-808

    • IS-906

    • ​IS-907

  2. National Association of Search and Rescue (NASAR) Tech II (Or Equivalent)

  3. US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) - Civil Level One Training

  4. Machinery Entrapment Awareness

  5. HAZMAT Awareness

  6. Structural Collapse Awareness

  7. Technical Rescue Awareness

  8. Powder Actuated Tool Awareness

  9. Urban Search and Rescue Orientation & Test

  10. American Safety and Health Institute Advanced Wilderness First Aid