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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)  Mon. Jul 15, 2019 0800-Until 
Tue. Jul 16, 2019 0800-Until 
Wed. Jul 17, 2019 0800-Until 
Thu. Jul 18, 2019 0800-Until 
Fri. Jul 19, 2019 0800-Until 
Sat. Jul 20, 2019 0800-Until 
Location NC Civil Air Patrol - Alamance County
3520 Alamance Road, Burlington NC 27215 
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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 Williams, Charles A. 
Additional Instructors osborne, andy   
Course Length 60 hours 
Course Hours 60 
Attachments Program Standard
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Offering Specific Information

This class is sponsored by and targeted specifically to Civil Air Patrol.  All registrants will be waitlisted.  Responders from outside agencies are encouraged to register and will be approved if space is available.

This course involves outdoor portions and night tracking exercises. Please bring a flashlight, water and wear appropriate clothing. 

Class start time on the 31st will be 0800 hours.

Specific class times will be discussed further on the first day of each session.

For more information, contact Benjamin Watkins at or 336-570-6894.   |   |  Emergency Management Program's HelpDesk: 919-825-2574   |  NCEM Email   |  Healthcare Program's HelpDesk: 919-855-3812   |  OEMS Email