Training Commitment

Members of Rovers Search and Rescue spend hunderds of hours every year learning new skills and prefecting skills previously learned.

They adhere to a set of training standards produced by the Newfoundland Labrador Search and Rescue Association, these standards are a national platorm used by Ground Search and Rescue Teams.

These standards includes defined levels of certification, starting with the Basics and continuing through to Incident Commander. The training encompassing all aspects of Search and Rescue.


Certification Levels

-Searcher I

-Searcher II

-Searcher III

-Search Manager

-Incident Commanders




Members also receive training in

-Incident Command System (ICS)

-Computerised Mapping Systems

-Basic Emergency Management

-Emergency Scene Management

-Urban Search and Rescue

-Emergency Operations Centre Management


Training Topics

-Map & Compass
-GPS Training
-Survival skills

First Aid
-Advanced Wilderness
-Remote First Aid
-Standard First Aid

-VHF Radio Certification
-Pleasure Craft Compentency
-Lost person behavior
-Search management
-Searching techniques
-Evidence Searching
-Rescue techniques
-Fast Rescue Craft
-Hovercraft Rescue
-ATV & Snowmobile
-High Angle Rescue
-Cold Water Ice Rescue