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 Activity||Outdoor Activity|
|May||Crime Scene Awareness||No training because of conflicts with Graduation.|
|June||Vehicle Tactics||Vehicle Search|
|July||Search Tactics - Command||Table Top Exercixe|
(National Crime Night Out)
|September||iPot-luck back-to-school meeting. Location and time to be determined.||Council-wide exercise|
|October||ICS and SAR 101||Table Top Exercise|
(Homecoming / Safety Fair)
|November||Navigation and Communication||Navigation Course|
(Maps, GPS, Compass, Radios)
|December||Winter Preparedness||No Training Scheduled|
|January||Crime Scene / Clue Awareness||Search Tactics - Field|
|February||Patient Care||Winter Event|
Snow travel, Safety/patient care scenario
|March||Annual Meeting / Elections||Refresher|
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:
|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).