Managing Land Search Operations (MLSO)

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 MLSO class, please contact our MLSO Coordinator, Greg Foley at Greg Foley

April 2017

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April 2017

Registration Deadline: April 1, 2017

Where: Boulder, Colorado

Host: Boulder Emergency Squad


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


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

Class Flyer: MLSO-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: April 22, 23 and 29, 30, 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 MLSO textbook

Class Size:

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


Boulder Emergency Squad
3532 Diagonal Highway
Boulder CO 80301



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Directions, local questions: Billy Gaudet, (303) 319-5731,

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

Area Lodging:

There are many hotel options available in the Boulder, Colorado area.

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

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