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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. May 17, 2019 1800-2200 
Sat. May 18, 2019 0800-17000 
Sun. May 19, 2019 0800-1700 
Fri. May 24, 2019 1800-2200 
Sat. May 25, 2019 0800-2359 
Sun. May 26, 2019 0100-1300 
Location Township 9 Fire Department - Craven County
3783 NC Hwy 55, New Bern NC 28562 
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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 60 hours 
Course Hours 60 
Maximum Participants 25
# Open Seats 25
# on Wait List 1
Attachments EM Pack List

Offering Specific Information

Land Search Field Team Member NC 8100 EM

May 17                                                 1800-2200

May 18                                                 0800-1700

May 19                                                 0800-1700

May 24                                                 1800-2200

May 25                                                 0800-0000

May 26                                                 0100-1300

Township 9  FD

Hwy 55 West      New Bern, NC

There is an overnight exercise involved with this class.

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