Managing the Inland Search Function (MISF)

Training for the SAR Professional

The requisite course for everyone that directs search operations.

Presented by the Colorado Search and Rescue Board.

If your Team or County Sheriff is willing to host an MISF class, please contact our MISF Coordinator, Greg Foley at Greg Foley

December 2017

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December 2017

Registration Deadline: November 1, 2017

Where: Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Host: Upper San Juan Search and Rescue


To register for the course, please click the following: MISF Registration Form


To apply for the scholarship, please click the following: MISF Scholarship Application Form

Class Flyer: MISF Class Flyer

Topics include:

  • Concepts of Effective Search Management
  • Probability Assessment
  • SAR Resources and Communications
  • Preplanning
  • Determining Search Urgency
  • Lost Subject Behavior
  • Search Area Segmentation
  • Probabilities of Detection
  • Search Theory
  • Applying SAR Resources
  • Documentation
  • Managing External Influences
  • Suspending the Mission
  • Four Map Exercises

Dates: December 2, 3 and 9, 10, 2017 - Saturday and Sunday - two weekends

Time: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Note: Attendance is required all four days.


CSRB Members $ 150.00
non-CSRB Members $ 200.00

Course fee includes class materials and the MISF textbook

Class Size:

Minimum class size - 9 students
Maximum class size - 30 students


To be Announced


To be Announced


Course questions: Greg Foley, (970) 531-1555,

Area Lodging:

There are multiple lodging options available.

Do an internet search to find a hotel for your stay during the class.

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