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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
Date(s)  Mon. Dec 03, 2018 0800hrs - 1700hrs 
Tue. Dec 04, 2018 0800hrs - 1700hrs 
Wed. Dec 05, 2018 0800hrs - 1700hrs 
Thu. Dec 06, 2018 0800hrs - 1700hrs 
Fri. Dec 07, 2018 0800hrs - 1700hrs 
Sat. Dec 08, 2018 0800hrs - 1700hrs 
Location Jones Lake State Park
4117 NC Hwy 242 North, Elizabethtown NC 28337 
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Handicap Accessibility No
WiFi Access  
ESF ESF9 - Search and Rescue
Functional Areas Emergency Services
Offered By Bladen County 
Primary Instructor Williams, Charles A. 
Additional Instructors osborne, andy   
Course Length 5 days 
Course Hours 48 
Maximum Participants 25
# Open Seats 25
# on Wait List 0
Attachments Packing List

Offering Specific Information

Students must meet State Level credentialing of First Responder set forth by ASTM F2209 and NIMS Wilderness Search Technician.

An equipment packing list is attached.

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