2018 WESS Schedule (Tentative)



Basic (GTM3) Advanced (GTM2/MRO) Leader (GTL/UDF) Wilderness Advanced
First Aid
Aircrew (MS/MO/MP) Radio Operator (MRO)
1-3
Dec

Staff Training Staff Training Staff Training Staff Training Staff Training Staff Training
5-7
Jan

WESS Overview
Equipment
Land Navigation
Natural Hazards
Litter Carry
Advanced Overview
Knots and Ropes
Shelter Building
Mapping Skills #1
Mission Radio Skills #1
GTL Course Overview
Map Skills
Intro GT Forms
WMIRS Overview
GT Communications
  • EMS System
  • Workforce Safety/ Wellness
  • Medical, Legal, Ethical Issues
  • Communications & Documentation
  • The Human Body


Mission Scanner 1
Scanner Duties
Section Charts
Aircraft Controls
Communications
Search Patterns
Search Clue
To Be Announced
2-4
Feb

Electronic Direction Finding
Land Survival
Perform an Airfield Search
Mapping Skills #2
Advanced Land Nav.
Search Techniques
Scene Management
Signaling
SAR Mission with Basic Course
  • Airway Management
  • Professional Rescuer CPR
  • Patient Assessment
Mission Scanner 2 
Aircraft Instruments
Aircraft W/B
CAP Forms
Safety/CRM
Air/Ground Signaling

2-4
Mar

First Aid
Blood Borne Pathogens
Basic Communications User
Training (BCUT)
Mapping Skills #3
Mission Radio Skills #2
Advanced Electronic DF / Triangulation
Perform Airfield Search
Vehicle/Gear Inspections
Land Nav
Electronic DF
Land Nav/DF Mission with Basic Course
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Poisoning and Substance Abuse
  • Behavioral Emergencies
  • Environmental Emergencies
Mission Observer /
Mission Pilot #1Duties and
ResponsibilitiesSafety
Communication
Navigation
Search Planning #1


6-8 Apr

Search Techniques

Air / Ground Signaling Canine 
Interviewing

Ramp Search at Airport
Witness Interviews
GPS Practical
Land Nav/DF Mission with Basic Course
ES Legal Issues
  • Bleeding, Shock, and Soft-Tissue
  • InjuriesInjuries to Muscles and Bones
  • Childbirth
  • Pediatric Emergencies
  • Geriatric Emergencies
Mission Observer /
Mission Pilot #2
Sectional Maps
CAP Grid
ELT Search
Search Planning #2

 4-6 
May

- Make-Up Tasks -
Graduation Mission
Graduation
- Make-Up Tasks -
Graduation Mission
Graduation
- Make-Up Tasks -
Graduation Mission
Graduation
  • Lifting and Moving Patients
  • Transport Operations
  • Vehicle Extrication and Special Rescue
  • Incident Management
  • Review and Final Exam
  • Graduation
Graduation Mission
Graduation
Graduation Mission
Graduation
 
Generally, weekends begin at 1800 on Friday, and end at 1230 on Sunday. 
However, these times do change, depending on the weekend.
 
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