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NC Mountain Rescue Operations (NC-8154)

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: Building on all awareness level skills, movement of rescue packages/litters, Rappelling and ascending, Travel in snow/ice, Remote high angle rope operations, Multipoint anchor systems, Alternative Anchors including snow/ice, Helicopter interface, and Overnight/unplanned bivy operations.

To be credentialed at the operations level, responders must have completed Fundamentals of Search, TR Wilderness, Field Team Member, or equivalent.

Date(s)  Fri. Feb 21, 2020 0800 
Sat. Feb 22, 2020 0800 
Sun. Feb 23, 2020 0800 
Location Springmaid Mountain
2171 Henredon Rd, Spruce Pine NC 
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Building/Room 2171 Henredon Rd, Spruce Pine, NC 28777 
Handicap Accessibility No
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 
Prerequisites NC Mountain Rescue Awareness (NC-8153)
Maximum Participants 24
# Open Seats 24
# on Wait List 2
Attachments Required Packing List
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