2018-2019 WESS Schedule (Tentative)


  Basic
(GTM 3)
Advanced
(GTM 2/1)
Leader
(GTL/UDF)
Wilderness Advanced
First Aid
Aircrew
(AP/MS/MO+MP)
Radio Operator
(MRO)
7-9
Dec
Staff Training Staff Training 
Staff Training 
Staff Training 
Staff Training 
Staff Training 
11-13
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
Workforce Safety /
Wellness
Medical, Legal, Ethical
Communication &
Documentation
The Human Body 
Scanner Duties
Section Charts
Aircraft Controls
Communications
Search Patterns
Search Clue
Communications
Procedures for ES
Operations
Perform Radio
Operating Procedures
Message Handling
Procedures
8-10
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
Aircraft Instruments
Aircraft W/B
CAP Forms
Safety/CRM
Air/Ground Signaling
Communications Safety
Procedures
Communications Sites
Employ Appropriate Radio 
Frequencies and Repeaters
8-10
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
Duties and
Responsibilities
Safety
Communication
Navigation
Search Planning #1
Reporting and Logging
12-14
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 Emergency
Sectional Maps
CAP Grid
ELT Search
Search Planning #2
Checks, Reports, &
Emergencies
10-12
May
- Make-Up Tasks -
Graduation
Exercise
Graduation
- Make-Up Tasks -
Graduation
Exercise
Graduation
- Make-Up Tasks -
Graduation
Exercise
Graduation
Lifting and Moving Patients
Transport Operations
Vehicle Extrication and
Special Rescue
Incident Management
Review and Final Exam
Graduation
Graduation
Exercise
Graduation
Graduation
Exercise
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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