Cadet Search and Rescue (CSAR)

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What we do…

The primary operational task of CSAR (Cadet Search and Rescue) is to learn the required skills that would allow the cadets to locate, communicate with, and recover downed aircrews and isolated personnel as if this was a functioning tactical search and rescue unit. The cadets will learn: valuable search and rescue skills, bush craft and wilderness techniques and, improve upon their operational and leadership proficiency to ensure success both in the planning room and when out in the field.

This primary task can be broken into three sub-tasks.

  • Locating the aircrew or isolated personnel (survivor) by visual or electronic search methods to permit recovery
  • Communicate with the survivor by radio or visual signalling to conduct authentication
  • Recover the survivor and return them to friendly control and, to provide the survivor all necessary medical assistance needed