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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. Oct 09, 2020 1800-2200 
Sat. Oct 10, 2020 0800-2400 
Sun. Oct 11, 2020 0800-1800 
Fri. Oct 30, 2020 1800-2200 
Sat. Oct 31, 2020 0800-2400 
Sun. Nov 01, 2020 0800-1800 
Location Montgomery County Community College
1011 Page St., Troy NC 27371 
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Building/Room Continuing Education Building 
Handicap Accessibility Yes
WiFi Access  
ESF ESF9 - Search and Rescue
Functional Areas Emergency Services
Offered By Montgomery Community College 
Primary Instructor Brooks, Scot 
Course Length 60 hours 
Course Hours 60 
Maximum Participants 40
# Open Seats 5
# on Wait List 0
Attachments LSFTM Pack List
Class Schedule

Offering Specific Information

This is a Land Search Field Team Member class that will run concurrently with a TR Wilderness class.  Students who successfully complete all classroom, practical, and testing components will be credited with both credentials.  Students can opt to "not" take the TR Wilderness class if they do not want that certification.

Every student must have the minimum equipment list attached.

POC:  Scot Brooks; (919) 542-7932;   |   |  HelpDesk: 919-825-2574   |  Email TERMS Helpdesk