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TNSAR Training

The Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team holds several training sessions every month throughout the autumn, winter, and spring. Training exercises vary from the ubiquitous terrain familiarization to first aid, avalanche safety or backcountry navigation. The Team trainings are designed to be fun and informative and all Team members are encouraged to attend. The TNSAR garage is located at 223 Fairway Drive in Tahoe City, next to the Tahoe City Fire Department.

For insurance purposes every participant of a TNSAR training must have a civil defense card issued through the Office of Emergency Services (OES). Placer County is the local issuing agency for the card; call the sheriff's substation in Tahoe City for more information. Members of other Search and Rescue Teams (with current California State OES Card) may be welcome; please check with the training leader.

The following important notes are for training participants:

The following important notes are for training leaders:


TNSAR will be doing a crevasse rescue refresher to fulfill the requirements of a type 1 alpine rescue team. This training is to refresh perishable skills. The team will pull out its ropes/technical equipment and work on scenarios such as a stranded or injured skier in a crevasse. Bring search packs and technical equipment. No skis needed.

We are invited to join Nevada County in their training. All who possess a current OES card may attend. Meet at 10295 Chalk Bluff Rd. at 0830. Below is their description of the training. Expect most the day and hiking on dirt.

Who: All sworn recruits and mission ready members are encouraged to attend. What: Bring your 24hr search pack, lunch/snacks, and plenty of water. Also, the usual uniform items and a mask. When: Training begins at 0900; please arrive no later than 0845 to sign in.

Its time for a team overnight. Join Rom and others on a tour of the highest points in Placer county, A traverse from Sugar Pine state park to Sugar Bowl. 3 days, 2 nights of blissfull Tahoe summer backcountry. Call Rom for details.

Training is an essential part of the Team's activities--new skills are learned, old skills honed, dormant skills rewakened.

Please arrive at the garage ready to depart. Noted times are for departure. Be sure to come to the Team trainings equipped with personal gear--specialized equipment can be borrowed from the Team truck. The Team Garage is located at 223 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City behind the Chevron Station.

The goal of TNSAR is to conduct fast and safe rescues, and to help educate the public on winter safety. If you would like to help TNSAR in this cause, please use the following PayPal donate link. Thanks!

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