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TF-1 Introduction to Search and Rescue Mapping-SARTOPO

August 13 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Contact information for the class is: Ben McMinn – bmcminn@desotocountyms.gov – 662-449-6432


Class Description is:  Students will be introduced to the concept of digital search and rescue mapping using SARTOPO- a free web-based search and rescue mapping program.  SARTOPO allows for users to quickly create and print segmented maps for a variety of uses such as managing lost person incidents, search and rescue, disaster response and preparedness and resource tracking. At the completion of the course, students will complete practical map exercises where they will work individually and as a team to plan search and rescue operations for a tornado, hurricane, and flooding event. 


Equipment Needed: Laptop and Power Source




Due to increase documentation needed for grant-funded classes we need you to make sure you fill out all the information correctly.  Registration does not guarantee you a spot in the class. 

  • If you don’t put your Hourly Rate you will not be accepted into the class

  • If you do not enter your MOHS ID correctly you will not be accepted into the class. (See below)

  • We really need your Fringe Benefit rate.  This helps us show the local agencies investment back into the grant-funded classes and the TaskForce.  In the future funding will require like-kind investment by locals.  This is one way you can show a like-kind investment without coming up with matching funds.  If you take advantage of any grant funding classes and want to continue getting grant-funded classes please include all rates on your registration. 

The importance of your MOHS ID.  This ID number allows us to marry up all paperwork we track for the TaskForces such as certifications, training records, deployment cost, specific agency reimbursements, and many other documents. 

You MOHS ID should be entered as (First 3 Letters of Last Name First 2 Letters of First Name Last 4 digits of SS# with no “-“) Example for Kevin Lundy 123-45-1234 should be LUNKE1234

Spell out your fire department’s full name in the Company Name field.  ie. Gulfport Fire Department.  Please do not use abbreviations or initials such as GFD or Gulfport Fire Dept.  


DeSoto County Emergency Services
260 Motor Scooter Drive, Hernando, MS 38651
Hernando, MS 38651 US
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