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Lost Person Behavior - Train-The-Trainer

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Online RegistrationJuly 7-11, 2014 - Blue Ridge School, St. George, Virginia  USA

Become certified to instruct Lost Person Behavior based upon the program developed by Robert Koester and currently used by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management's SAR program. Participants will not only attend the full Lost Person Behavior program, but also receive in-depth instruction, a statistics for SAR primer, and case studies that goes above and beyond the actual course. Participants will walk away with new practical knowledge, a license to instruct the course, Lost Person Behavior Instructor's Resource DVD (includes PowerPoint), Lost Person Behavior text, Urban Search, Instructor's Activity Guide, Lost Person Behavior Workbook, Slide masters, and Data Analysis Handbook.  The train-the-trainer is limited to 24 participants.

During the first three days of the Train-the-Trainer the two-day version will be presented.  On the fourth day the class will spend the majority of the day in Shenandoah National Park looking at the locations of several major searches. The class will look at the initial planning points, decision points, terrain analysis, and in some cases find locations.  On the final day the field case studies will be tied to the map problems.  In addition, the details and mechanics of teaching the class will be covered. Class participants bring a vast background of experience and insight. Therefore, plenty of time is set aside for social interaction.

Join a diverse and experienced group of your peers.  Participants for the first sessions came from Australia, Canada, Iceland, United Kingdom, California, Georgia, Florida, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia.  Current interest already comes from across the United States, Canada, and South Africa.

Location:  The class will be held at the Blue Ridge School, a boarding school when in session,  located in St. George, Virginia.  The school is located 20 miles north of Charlottesville. Surrounded by mountains and located close to Shenandoah National Park the site is the perfect location for a search and rescue workshop. Meals and Lodging will be provided.  Participants will stay in dorm rooms with only one participant per room. Internet WiFi is available for free at the school. Recreational facilities (pool, tennis courts, hiking trails, etc) will be available. Lodging will be provided for four nights starting on check-in day. Meals will be provided starting with Monday's dinner.

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 Ideal Student: The ideal student has both search and search management experience. In addition, since the class will not devote much time to actual instructional techniques the participant should feel comfortable instructing. While the goal is to produce instructor's, everyone is welcome since the knowledge could help save a life.

For the Lost Person Behavior Train the Trainer the class will be held the 7th - 11th.  Registration for this class is now being taken. A maximum of 24 participants accepted.  Course costs are similar to 2012. Deadlines will remain the same.

Cost:Deadlines:All InclusiveNo Lodging (lunch only)Refunds
Regularby June 15, 2014$575 $680 USD$400 $495 USD75% Refunded notify by June 15, 2014
Lateafter June 15, 2014$640 $750 USD$460 $575 USDNone
* Class is capped at 24 students, students accepted on a first come - first confirmed basis. While registrations at the door may be possible, they cannot be guaranteed at this time.  Students forced to cancel for any reason will still receive a textbook, workbook, and the instructor's DVD resource kit (but without the PowerPoint slides).


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