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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 26, 2019 0800 - 1700 
Sat. Apr 27, 2019 0800 - 1700 
Sun. Apr 28, 2019 0800 - 1700 
Fri. May 03, 2019 0800 - 1700 
Sat. May 04, 2019 0800 - midnight 
Sun. May 05, 2019 0800 - 1300 
Location Nash Community College - ConEd and Public Safety building
522 N. Old Carriage Rd, Rocky Mount NC 27804 
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Handicap Accessibility Yes
WiFi Access Yes
ESF ESF9 - Search and Rescue
Functional Areas Emergency Services
Offered By Nash 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
Attachments Equipment List

Offering Specific Information

Course Point of Contact:  John Winstead (Nash Community College)     (252)451-8312 / (252)220-0818     or

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