KCSR Ground Teams are organized as follows:

BASIC Ground Team - BASIC FIELD Ground SAR personnel capable of searching

an urban or rural setting, where normal urban services are readily available. Will not have

to stay out overnight.

 

INTERMEDIATE Ground Team - INTERMEDIATE FIELD Ground SAR personnel

having demonstrated capability of working safely in a wilderness setting, staying out

overnight under moderate weather and terrain conditions. Does not include winter missions

where avalanche conditions may exist. Does not include technical rescue. 

 

BACKCOUNTRY Ground (Hasty) Team - ADVANCED FIELD Ground SAR

Personnel having demonstrated capability of working safely in a wilderness setting with

weather and terrain extremes. Does not include winter missions where avalanche

conditions may exist. Does not include technical rescue. 

 

WINTER BACKCOUNTRY Ground Team - ADVANCED FIELD Ground SAR

personnel with specific avalanche training and demonstrated capability of working safely

in a wilderness setting with winter weather and terrain extremes. Does not include

technical rescue.