Schedule of Meetings and Training Events

PCSAR's indoor meeting is usually the second Wednesday of each month at the Gritman Medical Center in Moscow, Idaho. Training follows a short business meeting. Most meetings are in the executive boardroom on the third floor (new part, south section). Sometimes that venue is busy, so we meet in the third floor classroom (old part, west/south section).

Outdoor training is usually the Sunday following the indoor meeting, but see the schedule for variations.

Contact our President or Secretary for the latest information.

Schedule for 2016

Month Indoor ActivityOutdoor Activity
May Crime Scene AwarenessNo training because of conflicts with Graduation.
JuneVehicle TacticsVehicle Search
JulySearch Tactics - CommandTable Top Exercixe
August TBATBA
(National Crime Night Out)
September iPot-luck back-to-school meeting. Location and time to be determined.Council-wide exercise
OctoberICS and SAR 101Table Top Exercise
(Homecoming / Safety Fair)
NovemberNavigation and CommunicationNavigation Course
(Maps, GPS, Compass, Radios)
DecemberWinter PreparednessNo Training Scheduled
JanuaryCrime Scene / Clue AwarenessSearch Tactics - Field
FebruaryPatient CareWinter Event
Snow travel, Safety/patient care scenario
MarchAnnual Meeting / ElectionsRefresher

In March, PCSAR's annual meeting is usually held at a local restaurant. Contact an officer after the February meeting to find out the location.

In August the practice has been to gather for a potluck supper, with no business meeting.

We usually hold training events the Saturday after the business meeting. Sometimes people's availability shifts the training.

All PCSAR members are expected to complete two online courses related to search management:

Course Title URL Hours
IS-700a NIMS An Introduction http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/is700a.asp 3
IS-100.a Introduction to Incident Command System, ICS-100 https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-100.b 3

If you have trouble following the links above, use your favorite search engine to search for the course title.

The course can be taken online or you can download the material and study it that way.  An online final examination is given.  When you pass it you receive an emailed link to a certificate that you should print and save.

PCSAR 05/14/2016 (GB).