ABOUT SEARCH AND RESCUE

ABOUT YSAR

The Youth Search & Rescue programme is an independent non-profit organization which enables students to develop the necessary skills to participate in becoming full active members of community volunteer Search and Rescue and Emergency Management organisations.

The programme is delivered by skilled instructors with backgrounds in Emergency Management, Search & Rescue, military, medicine, outdoor education specialists, police officers and firefighters.  The 3-year programme covers a range of skills and specialist training including:

SKILLS:

  • Search and Rescue
  • Emergency Management
  • Communications
  • Information Technology
  • Water Safety
  • Leadership
  • Search Techniques
  • Rope Rescue Systems
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Outdoor Nutrition
  • Emergency Response agencies
  • FIeldcraft
  • Leave No Trace Principles
  • First Aid
  • Weather
  • Helicopter Safety
  • Tracking
  • Suburban Search
  • 4 Wheel Drive Safety
  • Navigation
  • Search Psychology
  • Incident Management
  • RPAS/UAV
  • Command and Control protocols and Systems

OVER 225 STUDENTS AND COUNTING

Since the programme commenced in 2009, YSAR has trained over 225 students. As we continue to grow as an organisation we are confident our student will have a significant community impact in New Zealand and abroad. 

“We’re aiming to create multi-skilled young people who will be invaluable to their community,” Steve says. “It’s highly likely some of our students will go on to save lives but they’re also going to be great human beings.” – Steve Campbell, co-founder and general manager.

Youth Search and Rescue in action
Youth Search and Rescue out in the bush
Fun and educational activities with Youth Search and Rescue
Get outdoors with Youth Search and Rescue