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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. Feb 22, 2019 6pm - 10pm 
Sat. Feb 23, 2019 8am - 12mn 
Sun. Feb 24, 2019 8am - 6pm 
Fri. Mar 08, 2019 6pm - 10pm 
Sat. Mar 09, 2019 8am - 12mn 
Sun. Mar 10, 2019 8am - 6pm 
Location Rick Rhyne Public Safety Center - Moore County
302 South McNeill Street, Carthage NC 28327 
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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 36
# Open Seats 36
# on Wait List 0

Offering Specific Information

This is 60 hour class that includes the Land Search Field Team Member and Technical Rescuer - Wilderness Certification. 

Students who successfully pass both test will obtain both certifications. 

All students must have the required equipment listed in the Pack List document attached.   |   |  Emergency Management Program's HelpDesk: 919-825-2574   |  NCEM Email   |  Healthcare Program's HelpDesk: 919-855-3812   |  OEMS Email