BASIC GROUND SEARCH AND RESCUE SPECIALTY SCHOOL (BGSARSS)Basic GSARSS is a physically and academically challenging program. Students will be placed in teams and have to negotiate several challenges throughout the week. Students will be trained in UDF, and GTM3 skills. There may also be the opportunity for GTM2 training and evaluation time permitting. By the end of the week students should be competent members of a CAP ground team. 

Basic – Prerequisites

  • Age 14
  • Completion of encampment
Senior Members:
  • Complete Level 1
  • Working knowledge of drill
  • Physically able to complete the PT test

Basic – Course Outline

  • Overview of SAR
  • Anatomy of a SAR incident
  • Safety in SAR environments
  • Legal and ethics of SAR
  • SAR resources and technology
  • Physiology and fitness
  • Survival and improvisation
  • SAR incident management


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Commandant: Lt Col Ricky Pena