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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. Apr 05, 2019 1800-2200 
Sat. Apr 06, 2019 0800-1700 
Sun. Apr 07, 2019 0800-1700 
Fri. Apr 12, 2019 1800-2200 
Sat. Apr 13, 2019 0800-0000 
Sun. Apr 14, 2019 0100-1300 
Location Vanceboro Fire Department - Craven County
375 Highway 43, Vanceboro NC 28586 
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Handicap Accessibility Yes
WiFi Access  
ESF ESF9 - Search and Rescue
Functional Areas Emergency Services
Offered By Craven Community College 
Primary Instructor Davis, Benny L. 
Course Length 5 days 
Course Hours 48 
Cost to Student $125.00
Maximum Participants 28
# Open Seats 28
# on Wait List 0
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Offering Specific Information

Class on the night of April 13 will be a overnight field operation.

All Public Safety Personnel shall be fee waived. All others will be required to pay the course fees.

For more information contact Bob Bordeaux at Craven Community College.   |   |  Emergency Management Program's HelpDesk: 919-825-2574   |  NCEM Email   |  Healthcare Program's HelpDesk: 919-855-3812   |  OEMS Email