Clue Awareness for Search Teams (C.A.S.T.)

Course Description

clue awareness CaliforniaThis presentation is intended for everyone to take back and deliver to their teams. This training has been designed to introduce everyone from call-out qualified to incident commander levels of understanding on how to effectively search for and manage clues. Topics covered in the take-home power point presentation and instructors manual include but are not limited to:

  • Clues, sign, tracks
  • Negative effects on searcher awareness
  • Ways to increase searcher awareness
  • Using the senses on a search task
  • Track trap information
  • Optimizing the use of a flashlight
  • Effects of a clue on the expanding search area



  • Target Audience: SAR organizations, NASAR members
  • Time Required: at least 3 but no more than 5 hours
  • Required material:
  • Course Fee: To be detemined
  • NEXT CLASS: To be determined

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