Search & Rescue Course
Search & Rescue Course has been introduced as a regular course to be conducted once in a year since December 1992.
Trainees graded 'A' only in the Advance Mountaineering Course from NIM, HMI Darjeeling, JIM Pahalgam, ITBP training Auli, ABVIMAS Manali and SGMI Gangtok, AMI Siachen and HAWS Gulmarg are eligible for this course.
The course covers Search & Rescue operations in the Himalayas with particular reference to Rescue techniques on rock, snow and ice, First-aid, Mountain Navigation, Radio Telephony, Liaison with various organizations and their involvement during Rescue operations, Audio and Visual communication Signals and evacuation methods including use of helicopters.
The course is primarily intended to assist the hill district authorities and other organizations to establish their own Search & Rescue cells.