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NC Mountain Rescue Awareness (NC-8153)

Course is designed for back country responders to SAR and Law Enforcement emergencies in remote wilderness environments.  Emphasis is on safety, survival, and operational effectiveness during remote rescue operations in North Carolina in severe winter environments.

Target audience will be local, state, and federal responders, emergency management, rescue, law enforcement, search and rescue personnel from across North Carolina.  There are no course pre-requisites, however, all participants should be in physical condition for arduous duty and be able to work/operate an entire day in remote environments in extreme weather conditions without any outside support.  Packing list will be provided to all students prior to the course.

Topics covered in this course include: Survival and winter shelters, Introduction to Lightweight rescue equipment, Introduction to hazardous terrain crossings in winter/alpine conditions, Basic wilderness medical operations, Basic knots, and Basic hauls and belay systems. 
Date(s)  Fri. Jan 17, 2020 0800 
Sat. Jan 18, 2020 0800 
Sun. Jan 19, 2020 0800 
Location Parkway Fire & Rescue - Mitchell County
12966 Highway 226 South, Spruce Pine NC 28777 
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Handicap Accessibility Yes
WiFi Access  
ESF ESF9 - Search and Rescue
Functional Areas Emergency Services
Offered By North Carolina Division of Emergency Management 
Primary Instructor Wiseman, Eric 
Course Length 3 Days 
Course Hours 24 
Maximum Participants 24
# Open Seats 24
# on Wait List 6

Offering Specific Information

This course is a combination of lecture and hands on practical skills dealing with survival and technical rescue using light weight rescue equipment. The course will be held in remote locations rain or shine (Hopefully Snow).   Lodging will be provided for this class, no reimbursement for meals will be provided. Please review the attached packing list for this class, a limited number of snowshoes and crampons will be available at the class if you do not have them. Lodging and additional class locations will be provided upon acceptance to the class.       |   |  HelpDesk: 919-825-2574   |  Email TERMS Helpdesk