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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)  Tue. Aug 06, 2019 0800-1700 
Wed. Aug 07, 2019 0800-1700 
Thu. Aug 08, 2019 0800-1700 
Fri. Aug 09, 2019 0800-1700 
Thu. Aug 15, 2019 0800-2400 
Fri. Aug 16, 2019 0000-1300 
Location TBD - Students will be notified of exact location via email prior to course date
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Building/Room Pender EMS/Fire, Station 14 19470 Hwy 17, Hampstead, NC 28443 
Handicap Accessibility No
WiFi Access  
ESF ESF9 - Search and Rescue
Functional Areas Emergency Services
Offered By Cape Fear Community College 
Primary Instructor Osborne, Luke 
Course Length 60 hours 
Course Hours 60 
Maximum Participants 20
# Open Seats 20
# on Wait List 0
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