Training.....

STAR 1 believes that training is an important part of being prepared. We are a learning organization that takes the opportunity to learn from each experience, each other and from the instructors that we bring in.

Our trainings may consist of a couple of hours spent learning some of the finer points of man tracking or map and compass to two day search and rescue exercises. K9 teams also spend many hours on their own training with their K9.

Continuing Education

STAR 1 regularly provides training to law enforcement, emergency management professionals, and other emergency response personnel in the area of missing person search management.  Speakers are also regularly provided to service clubs and other public events such as the Science Center of Iowa in Des Moines. Additionally, STAR 1 frequently hosts seminars with nationally-recognized instructors, such as Jonnie Joyce and Michael St. John.