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What is SERE?
SERE is a military acronym for Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape, a program that provides military personnel and private military contractors with training in evading capture, and survival skills. Most SERE students are personnel considered to be at high risk of capture. The curriculum has two key parts: survival and evasion; resistance and escape; and water survival.
S – Size up the situation.
Adequate water intake
U – Use all your senses, slow down and think.
R – Remember where you are.
V – Vanquish fear and panic.
I – Improvise and improve.
V – Value living.
A – Act like the natives.
L – Live by your training and experience
This course is not for pussies, momma's boys or "chairborne warriors". This course requires a minimum level of fitness and medical approval from your doctor will be required for acceptance. We hold SERE Courses in the jungles, mountains and deserts of Madagascar. It isn't a cakewalk and you will be taught how to survive in the jungle, evade pursuers (including aircraft equipped with FLIR and trained K9's), resist capture and escape to an extraction point. THIS IS AS REAL AS IT GETS. (Our local staff get a bonus for every student captured on the escape evasion exercises). SERE is critically important training for a civilian that could possibly find himself (or herself) in hostile territory, such as journalists and civilian contractors. During this course, you will be trained on each of these skills.
Instructors are all ex-Special Forces trainers who have taught the very same course to currently serving SF team members.
Survival and evasion
Most of SERE training focuses on survival and evasion. Skills taught include woodcraft and wilderness survival in all types of climate. This includes what is known as emergency first aid, a variant of the battlefield variety, land navigation, camouflage techniques, methods of evasion, communication protocols, and how to make improvised tools.
Resistance and escape
Training on how to survive and resist the enemy in the event of capture is largely based on the experiences of past prisoners of war.
How to survive in water is taught on a separate course and is typically attended after the main SERE course. In addition to training in the use of aquatic survival gear, more academic skills include first aid tailored to an aquatic environment, communication protocols, ocean ecology, and equipment maintenance
WHAT IS INCLUDED
- Transport to and from Antananarivo and Toamasina airport
- All instruction
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
- Insurance, medical teatment (except for immediate first aid), travel
- Anything not in the list of what IS included
- Anything in the list of things you need to bring with you
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING WITH YOU
- Clothing - hot climate jungle camouflage
- Clothing - hot climate desert camouflage
- Light hot weather, breathable, waterproof boots
- Trouser bungees (also called trouser twists)
- Camelbak (or similar)
- Mess kit
- Mosquito net*
- Mosquito Repellant*
- Survival knife
- Military grade field first aid kit
- Light waterproof jacket & trousers
WHAT YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO USE DURING FIELD EXERCISES
- Your own Cellphone or Satellite phone
MEDICAL - WHAT YOU MUST HAVE
- There is no risk of yellow fever in Madagascar. The government of Madagascar Countries with risk of yellow fever virus (YFV) transmission proof of yellow fever vaccination only if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. This does not include the US. If you are traveling from a country other than the US, check this list to see if you may be required to get the yellow fever vaccine:
- Up to date Typhoid & Cholera vaccinations
- Up to date Tetanus vaccination
- Up to date Polio vaccination
- Malarial prophylactics - we recommend that you use Doxycycline (normally 100mg per day, but check with your own doctor for dosages) as there are no adverse side effects
- Medical tag showing your blood group and any allergies
- You MUST have adequate travel insurance that includes good medical cover and must include cover for "dangerous sports". Any first aid treatment provided by our doctor is free. Anything else isn't. We will need to see a copy of this insurance at least 7 days BEFORE the commencement of the course
MEDICAL - RECOMMENDED
MADAGASCAR VISA REQUIREMENT
Nationals of almost all countries (including the United States and all EU countries) can obtain a 30 day visa upon arrival at any airport in Madagascar. Current cost of the visa is $61 (€55) (£40). For the latest information on this click HERE
$5,460 USD Per Seat. Group bookings of 3 or more generate a 5% discount per seat.
Once you have registered and paid for your place on the course. We will send you a welcome pack containing detailed information, including any changes to the list of things to bring.. There are some forms in the pack that need to be signed and returned to us at least 7 days before the start of the course. If you have booked late, and it is less that 7 days before the course start date, if you are in the United States call us on 1 321-574-2688 for further instructions.
To see when the next SERE course is running, see the calendar below