An Operations Leader is qualified to assist in leading most search and rescue incidents at the discretion of the Sheriff’s Office.

Operations Leader status is available to CCSSAR members who have been active in search and rescue for a minimum of five years, are certified as Wilderness Search Tech I and have completed a Search Management Course.

Operations Leaders are often invited to additional SAR Management trainings to include advanced Incident Command System (ICS) courses, WINCASIE 3 courses and more.

Generally, an Operations Leader is contacted when a SAR callout is pending, to assist with mission planning and preparation.

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