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NC Mountain Rescue Technician (NC-8155)

Course is designed for back country responders to SAR and Law Enforcement emergencies in remote wilderness environments.  Emphasis is on safety, survival, and operational effectiveness during remote rescue operations in North Carolina in severe winter environments.

Target audience will be local, state, and federal responders, emergency management, rescue, law enforcement, search and rescue personnel from across North Carolina.  There are no course pre-requisites, however, all participants should be in physical condition for arduous duty and be able to work/operate an entire day in remote environments in extreme weather conditions without any outside support.  Packing list will be provided to all students prior to the course.

Topics covered in this course include: Building on all awareness and operations level skills, Calculating loads, Lightweight rescue system design, Team leadership, Wilderness navigation, Basic Communications, Mission planning, and Overnight/unplanned bivy operations with a patient.

Date(s)  Fri. Mar 08, 2019 8:00am - 5:00pm 
Sat. Mar 09, 2019 8:00am - 5:00pm 
Sun. Mar 10, 2019 8:00am - 5:00pm 
Location Parkway Fire & Rescue - Mitchell County
12966 Highway 226 South, Spruce Pine NC 28777 
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Handicap Accessibility Yes
WiFi Access  
ESF ESF9 - Search and Rescue
Functional Areas Emergency Services
Offered By North Carolina Division of Emergency Management 
Primary Instructor Wiseman, Eric 
Course Length 2 Days 
Course Hours 24 
Prerequisites NC Mountain Rescue Awareness (NC-8153)
NC Mountain Rescue Operations (NC-8154)
Maximum Participants 24
# Open Seats 24
# on Wait List 0

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