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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. Apr 09, 2021 6p-10p 
Sat. Apr 10, 2021 8a-11:59p 
Sun. Apr 11, 2021 8a-6p 
Fri. Apr 23, 2021 6p-10p 
Sat. Apr 24, 2021 8a-11:59p 
Sun. Apr 25, 2021 8a-6p 
Location Eastern North Carolina Regional Skills Center - Onslow County
261 NW Corridor Blvd., Jacksonville NC 28540 
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Building/Room Eastern NC Regional Skills Center 
Handicap Accessibility Yes
WiFi Access Yes
ESF ESF9 - Search and Rescue
Functional Areas Emergency Services
Offered By Coastal Carolina Community College 
Primary Instructor Brooks, Scot 
Additional Instructors Mauney, William C.   
Course Length 60 hours 
Course Hours 60 
Cost to Student $181.00
Maximum Participants 50
# Open Seats 7
# on Wait List 0
Attachments Land Search Field Team Member Packlist
Registration Form
Fee Exemption Form

Offering Specific Information

This course will run concurrently with a TR-Wilderness block class, FIP 6300. Participants who complete the 60-hour program and pass both written and practical tests will receive both credentials. The prerequisite for the TR-Wilderness certification is TR Certification.

The course is fee waived to members of fire departments, EMS agencies, rescue squads, emergency management agencies, dispatch employees, and law enforcement personnel.

Warning: This is a full immersion class with long hours and potentially stressful situations during inclement weather conditions. The class outdoor activities will occur during rain, sleet, snow, or ice.

Every student is required to have a complete 24-hour pack for the class. See attached LSFTM Pack list on TERMS on the Documents tab.

Classroom portions will be held at the Eastern NC Regional Skills Center at 261 NW Corridor Blvd., Jacksonville, 28540

Practical portions will be held in the Hofmann Forest.

Questions- Scot Brooks- 919-542-7932 or   |   |  HelpDesk: 919-825-2574   |  Email TERMS Helpdesk