The East Valley Team 2012 SAR Academy has completed week 5 of the 16 weeks. Over 120 applications were received for the 2012 academy. After a demanding evaluation process, five probationary members are currently in the class. The subjects covered so far include search, tracking, map and compass, communications, personal fitness, four-wheel drive, and team leadership. Week 5 of the academy started the technical rescue training with rappelling, anchors, raising and lowering systems.