Training Announcements

The 2018 William G. Syrotuck Symposium on Search Theory and Practice will be held October 10-11, 2018 in Reykjavik, Iceland in conjunction with the Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue’s (ICE-SAR’s) biennial conference RESCUE 18.  Following the Symposium, proceedings will be published in theJournal of Search and Rescue (

The Symposium began in 1996 to: “Foster the intellectual and scientific development of SAR methods and techniques, to promote new ideas, and to encourage development of new techniques and the practical use of technology.”  The most recent Symposium was held on June 4, 2014 in Woodcliff Lake, New jersey.  A brief history of the Syrotuck Symposium is attached.

ICE-SAR’s RESCUE 18 conference will be a truly international event.  At their conference in 2016, nearly one thousand participants were in attendance and instructors represented, in addition to Iceland, six countries from both North America and Europe.  

Training Resources

Are you looking for a method to administer the written tests for Core Competency Training?
At this link are online tests. Choose "no agency affiliation" in the form before you submit. 
A PDF certificate is available at the completion of these tests.

Are you looking for training material?
At this link is the material for training.

Are you seeking an online management system for your training and mission response records?
For the technically inclined, see this link on GitHub. Please keep in mind that the rosters you submit are not entered or tracked by the state.