TEXSAR Hosts Man Tracking Classes

Basic Man Tracking Class at Camp Mabry
Basic Man Tracking Class at Camp Mabry
TEXSAR is proud to announce that twelve of our members recently completed Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced SAR Tracking classes taught by world-renowned tracker and trainer Fernando Moreira of Professional Trackers.  These courses, subsidized and scheduled by TEXSAR and TMAR, included close to 40 participants from TEXSAR, Austin Police SAR, Travis County Search & Rescue, and TMAR.  The 9 days of training consisted of classroom and field work designed to teach the fundamental skills of tracking including:

  • General tracker awareness – use of all senses
  • Tracking terminology and team roles
  • Identifying types of sign
  • Guidelines for recording tracking hours in a log book
  • Measuring and documenting the track
  • Tracking on various terrains and ground covers
  • Backtracking for clues
  • Day tracking
  • Night tracking

TEXSAR would like to thank Fernando for bringing these courses to Austin and sharing his amazing expertise with our team!