During the aspirant (probationary) period and throughout membership, training on all aspects of the teams operation continues.

  • Cliff Members – Skilled and experienced with rescue and working at height
  • Search Members – Skilled and experienced with Land Search and Rescue
  • Water Members¬†– Skilled and experienced with water and water margin¬†Search and Rescue from still or swift-water in lakes, rivers, wiers or floods
  • Support Members – Those who make valuable contributions in keeping A&SSAR running, but do not routinely get involved in rescue

Core competencies that will be focused on during the aspirant period;

Navigation, personal equipment, personal health, Basic Life Support, search techniques, hazard awareness (water margin, helicopter, steep ground), call-out discipline, casualty site discipline, radios

Search and Rescue team kit