Upcoming Training

Initial Response Incident Commaner (IRIC) Course

Instructed by: Paul Anderson

September 18, 2021 0800-1700 & September 19, 2021 0800-1400

Coconino County Sheriff’s Office-SAR Building
911 E Sawmill Rd
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Topics Included are:
• Initial Response Overview
• The Initial Report: Using the Lost Person Questionnaire, Initial Note
• Documenting the Initial Response: ICS 201 and Initial Response Organizer
• Determining Search Urgency
• Investigation: Gathering Planning and Searching Data, Managing information and clues
• Using Lost Person Behavior
• Developing Incident Objectives
• Conducting a Scenario Analysis and Developing Incident Strategy
• Implementing the Initial Response: Tactics and Resources
• Transitioning to the Incident Management Team

The target audience for this class is new SAR Coordinators or other SAR incident leaders and Patrol Supervisors who may be directing search operations during the initial response.

There is a $35.00 fee for the course and students or agencies are responsible for meals, lodging, and travel expenses.

Students need to have a copy and have read the Initial Response Incident Commander Wilderness Search text prior to the course. Students also need a Windows laptop computer with WinCASIE, ICS-SAR, and Clue Manager installed, power cord, extension cord, and note taking supplies. Listed computer programs are available for free at on this site under software. A link will be sent to registered students with the Initial Response Incident Commander textbook and the Initial Response Organizer software at least two weeks prior to the start of the course.

Register at https://www.rsvpbook.com/IRIC92021 by 1700 on September 3, 2021. The class size is limited to 24 students. It is recommended that students bring and wear a facemask to mitigate any COVID-19 spread if not fully vaccinated.

SARCON 2022 - In Planning Stage

ASARCA is starting to plan for SARCON 2022.  It is being planned for late April early May.  

SARCON 2019 was a success!

  • May 2- 5, 2019
  • Heber, AZ
 For more images from SARCON check out the SARCON website.