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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. Jan 24, 2020 0800-1900 
Sat. Jan 25, 2020 0800-1900 
Sun. Jan 26, 2020 0800-1900 
Fri. Jan 31, 2020 0800-1700 
Sat. Feb 01, 2020 0800-2400 
Sun. Feb 02, 2020 0800-1200 
Location NC Civil Air Patrol - Alamance County
3520 Alamance Road, Burlington NC 27215 
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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 Williams, Charles A. 
Course Length 60 hours 
Course Hours 60 
Maximum Participants 35
# Open Seats 35
# on Wait List 0
Attachments Packing List
Program Standard

Offering Specific Information

This class is a split weekend class and totals 60 hours so you will notice that some to the times run later than usual.  That being said these hours are subject to flexing, depending on how the class is progressing.  If you can only make it to the first portion of the class, you can make up the second portion at any one of the LSFTM courses that is being taught by the primary instructor. 

There is an OVERNIGHT portion to this class and you will be required to spend the night (the Saturday night of the 2nd weekend) in the field.

Please review over the attached documentation and if there are any questions feel free to contact me for clarification.  I have also attached a clarification document that explains some of the items off the packing list in more detail and has an example photo.

Course POC: Ben Watkins

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