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NC Land Search Field Team Member (NC-8100)

The Land Search Field Team Member (FTM) is the foundation for response to a lost or missing person incident including ground search for a missing aircraft.  This standard is the minimum recommended training for those responders not already governed by a training guideline for response to persons in distress.  Additionally, this standard does not purport to address all hazards, safety concerns, or skill requirements for a local Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ).  Upon completion of this course, the FTM should be able to: Understand the principles of search and rescue, navigate accurately on land, and survive an unexpected wilderness emergency.  The FTM should be capable of performing these functions anytime of the year, day or night, and in all weather conditions experienced in the State of North Carolina.

The NCEM Land Search Field Team Member (FTM) Standard provides State-level credentialing of first responders to a national standard and meets the requirements for knowledge, skills, and abilities set forth in ASTM F2209 and NIMS Wilderness Search Technician.

This course, comprised of both classroom and field-based instruction, will cover objectives such as:

  • SAR Operations
  • Legal Aspects of SAR
  • Personal Equipment
  • Wilderness Survival
  • Land Navigation
  • Search Skills
  • Incident Site Procedures
  • Basic Rescue Operations
  • Helicopter and Aircraft Operations
  • Field Communications
Category/Level Basic  
Date(s)  Fri. Nov 22, 2019 6PM - 10PM 
Sat. Nov 23, 2019 8AM - 12MN 
Sun. Nov 24, 2019 8AM - 6PM 
Fri. Dec 06, 2019 6PM - 10PM 
Sat. Dec 07, 2019 8AM - 12MN 
Sun. Dec 08, 2019 8AM - 6PM 
Location CCCC-Emergency Services Training Center - Lee County
3000 Airport Rd, Sanford NC 27330 
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Handicap Accessibility Yes
WiFi Access  
ESF ESF9 - Search and Rescue
Functional Areas Emergency Services
Offered By Moore County 
Primary Instructor Brooks, Scot 
Additional Instructors Winn, William   
Course Length 60 hours 
Course Hours 60 
Maximum Participants 40
# Open Seats 40
# on Wait List 12

Offering Specific Information

This is a Land Search Field Team Member class that will run concurrently with a TR Wilderness class.  Students who successfully complete all classroom, practical, and testing components will be credited with both credentials.  Students can opt to "not" take the TR Wilderness class if they do not want that certification.

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