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Man Tracking - Tactical Tracking Operations (NC-8122)

To instruct Search and Rescue (SAR) personnel, Law Enforcement, and other personnel with first response capability in man tracking a person in a wilderness environment during both day and night time conditions utilizing tactical operations to safely and securely move, track and locate the lost or evasive subject.

Training Objectives:

At the end of this block of instruction, the student will be able to work as a member of a tactical tracking team in a wilderness environment while using nature, terrain, and weather to their advantage while locating tracks, "sign" and other route disturbances left by a subject in passing.

1. Tactical tracking team member’s duties and responsibilities with situational awareness and knowledge of the operational area.

2. Team communications and camouflage and concealment.

3. Command team operations, duties and responsibilities.

4. Tactical tracking team formations and security considerations.

5. Categorizing the evader and tracking the evader (runaways, escaped convicts and terrorist).

6. Factors that affect evasion; preparation, opportunity, motivation and principles of evasion.

7. Lost track procedures day and night.

8. K-9 tracking team advantages and disadvantages.

9. Counter tracking techniques.

10. Search urgency determination.

Date(s)  Mon. May 13, 2019 0800 - 2200 
Tue. May 14, 2019 0800 - 1700 
Wed. May 15, 2019 0800 - 1700 
Thu. May 16, 2019 0800 - 2200 
Fri. May 17, 2019 0800 - 1700 
Sat. May 18, 2019 0800 - 1600 
Location Pensacola Volunteer Fire Department - Yancey County
8955 NC-197, Burnsville NC 28714 
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Handicap Accessibility Yes
WiFi Access  
ESF ESF9 - Search and Rescue
Functional Areas Emergency Services
Offered By Yancey County 
Primary Instructor Williams, Charles A. 
Additional Instructors Osborne, Andrew   
Course Length 60 hrs 
Course Hours 60 
Maximum Participants 30
# Open Seats 30
# on Wait List 1

Offering Specific Information

Point of Contact:  Jeff Howell   828-678-9266     or

State Point of Contact:  Jamie Walker   919-825-2261     or

Training will be conducted day and night and in all weather conditions.  Consist of classroom and field work.   |   |  HelpDesk: 919-825-2574   |  Email TERMS Helpdesk