NJ and PA EMT
I’m considering getting my wilderness EMT cert this or next year and possibly SAR training down the road. Does anyone here have any experience in this area?
Really depends on your local team. Many teams including my own don't use NASAR and instead teach all that curriculum and more as part of in-house new member training. Meanwhile, one neighboring teams puts you through NASAR SAR Tech whether you have it or not... and sends you to WFR if you don't have it.You’d be much better served taking SAR tech I and II and getting involved with a team.
Indeed, although depending on one's practice, it may take a long time to build that experience, so the course could fast-forward (and reinforce) one's proficiency.