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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)  Mon. Feb 15, 2021 0800-1800 
Tue. Feb 16, 2021 0800-1800 
Wed. Feb 17, 2021 0800-1800 
Thu. Feb 18, 2021 0800-1800 
Fri. Feb 19, 2021 0800-2400 
Sat. Feb 20, 2021 0800-1800 
Location Randolph Community College - Emergency Services Training Center
895 Training Center Dr, Randleman NC 27317 
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Handicap Accessibility No
WiFi Access  
ESF ESF9 - Search and Rescue
Functional Areas Emergency Services
Offered By Randolph Community College 
Primary Instructor Brooks, Scot 
Course Length 60 hours 
Course Hours 60 
Maximum Participants 50
# Open Seats 50
# 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.

Course POC:  Scot Brooks; (919) 542-7932;

Training Officer POC:  Steve Sutton; (919) 825-2261;   |   |  HelpDesk: 919-825-2574   |  Email TERMS Helpdesk