NORSAR has short trainings every Thursday evening beginning at 7pm, with the exception of the first Thursday of the month which is when we hold our membership meeting.

We hold longer trainings on the first Saturday and third Sunday of each month.

Trainings occur at various locations.  Please contact the Recruit Training Coordinator at if you would like to attend a training.

Training consists of wilderness survival, proper search techniques, packaging and transporting an injured subject, wilderness first aid, wilderness navigation skills (map and compass and GPS), radio communications, man-tracking, helicopter training, and how to support a K9 handler. A large part of training involves either “playing lost,” or providing support for a canine and its handler.