About this course

Cover the foundational safety and operational considerations for working with helicopters as a SAR responder in less than 1 hour. 

This course qualifies for the NASAR Basic Aviation and Safety or equivalent certificate prerequisite. *CE HOURS 0.75. 


Principle videography for this course was conducted on SAR missions and trainings in southwest Colorado.

*certificate of completion optional

Course curriculum

  • 01

    Welcome

    • Welcome to the SAR Helicopter Module

  • 02

    Preparing to Work with the Helicopter

    • Preparation

  • 03

    When the Helicopter Lands

    • Landing

  • 04

    Riding in the Helicopter

    • Deployment

  • 05

    Setting up the Landing Zone

    • Helicopter LZ

  • 06

    LZ Radio Communications

    • LZ radio operations

  • 07

    Special Helicopter Rescue Techniques

    • Special Rescues

  • 08

    Considering Risk in Helicopter Operations

    • Risk Management

  • 09

    Supplemental Materials

    • Supplemental Materials

  • 10

    Quiz

    • Helicopter Operations Quiz

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What others have to say about this course:

Dan Manzano

5 star rating

“Thanks Base-Medical for this online training, your information is very relevant for SAR Teams from anywhere in the world. Greetings from New Zealand ”

“Thanks Base-Medical for this online training, your information is very relevant for SAR Teams from anywhere in the world. Greetings from New Zealand ”

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Tod Schimelpfenig

5 star rating

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Ivo Kolchakov

5 star rating

“Excellent”

“Excellent”

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ercument kocabas

3 star rating

“thanks”

“thanks”

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Bart Sherman

5 star rating

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Troy Paul

5 star rating

“Informative ”

“Informative ”

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Elise Lowe

5 star rating

“simple straightforward introduction”

“simple straightforward introduction”

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Dan Green

5 star rating

“Enjoyed the course, well put together, lots of content, and good quiz at the end that had randomized questions. Learned quite a few new things. Thanks for making this available.”

“Enjoyed the course, well put together, lots of content, and good quiz at the end that had randomized questions. Learned quite a few new things. Thanks for making this available.”

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Adam Smith

5 star rating

“Good course, very informative”

“Good course, very informative”

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BURCAK TURKAY

5 star rating

“You learn what you don't know. It shares what you need to pay attention to and potential risks with real examples. Very successful.”

“You learn what you don't know. It shares what you need to pay attention to and potential risks with real examples. Very successful.”

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Joseph Villasista

5 star rating

“All the pertinent information ”

“All the pertinent information ”

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Jonathan Rankine

5 star rating

“Great review for experienced Responders and great information for new SAR Responders ”

“Great review for experienced Responders and great information for new SAR Responders ”

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