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Man Tracking - Tactical Tracking Operations (NC-8122)

To instruct Search and Rescue (SAR) personnel, Law Enforcement, and other personnel with first response capability in man tracking a person in a wilderness environment during both day and night time conditions utilizing tactical operations to safely and securely move, track and locate the lost or evasive subject.

Training Objectives:

At the end of this block of instruction, the student will be able to work as a member of a tactical tracking team in a wilderness environment while using nature, terrain, and weather to their advantage while locating tracks, "sign" and other route disturbances left by a subject in passing.

1. Tactical tracking team member’s duties and responsibilities with situational awareness and knowledge of the operational area.

2. Team communications and camouflage and concealment.

3. Command team operations, duties and responsibilities.

4. Tactical tracking team formations and security considerations.

5. Categorizing the evader and tracking the evader (runaways, escaped convicts and terrorist).

6. Factors that affect evasion; preparation, opportunity, motivation and principles of evasion.

7. Lost track procedures day and night.

8. K-9 tracking team advantages and disadvantages.

9. Counter tracking techniques.

10. Search urgency determination.

Date(s)  Thu. Jan 09, 2020 1900-2200 
Fri. Jan 10, 2020 1900-2200 
Sat. Jan 11, 2020 0800-2100 
Sun. Jan 12, 2020 0800-2100 
Fri. Feb 28, 2020 1900-2200 
Sat. Feb 29, 2020 0800-Until 
Sun. Mar 01, 2020 0800-1700 
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 Williams, Charles A. 
Course Length 60 hrs 
Course Hours 60 
Maximum Participants 35
# Open Seats 35
# on Wait List 0

Offering Specific Information

Man Tracking -Tactical Tracking Operations
January 9-12 & February 28, 29 & 3/1, 2020
The instructor will provide class hours the first night.

There will be an overnight exercise with the class.

Items need for the training:

Flashlight    Tracking Stick     Measuring Tape      Night Vision Device     Tactical Gear Appropriate per Agency    Flagging Tape     Binoculars

Radio for Team Communications      Environmentally Suitable Clothing    Pen or Pencil and Notepads

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