All KERT personnel are trained in ground search techniques such as line-searching, route-searching, hasty search and basic mantracking.  KERT ground searchers can be utilized to thorough-search areas, to check "track-traps" for footprints or to provide team leadership for civilian line searches.  In addition they provide support for K-9 teams, assisting with navigation, communication and clue awareness.  All KERT members are certified SAR Technician II with the National Association for Search and Rescue.