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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)  Fri. Mar 22, 2019 0800 - 1700 
Sat. Mar 23, 2019 0800 - 1700 
Sun. Mar 24, 2019 0800 - 1700 
Fri. Mar 29, 2019 0800 - 1700 
Sat. Mar 30, 2019 0800 - overnight 
Sun. Mar 31, 2019 TBD 
Location Cordova Fire and Rescue Squad
108 7th St, Rockingham NC 28379 
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Handicap Accessibility No
WiFi Access  
ESF ESF9 - Search and Rescue
Functional Areas Emergency Services
Offered By Richmond Community College 
Primary Instructor Williams, Charles A. 
Additional Instructors osborne, andy   
Course Length 5 days 
Course Hours 48 
Maximum Participants 35
# Open Seats 35
# on Wait List 0
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Offering Specific Information

For more information, please contact Charlie Williams at (910) 417-8970 or 

An equipment list is attached.

Class start time on the 22nd will be 0800 hours.

The first weekend will be all classroom work and second weekend will be field work with an overnight stay on Saturday night. More detailed instructions will be given in the classroom.   |   |  Emergency Management Program's HelpDesk: 919-825-2574   |  NCEM Email   |  Healthcare Program's HelpDesk: 919-855-3812   |  OEMS Email