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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 30, 2021 0800-1700 
Sat. May 01, 2021 0800-1700 
Sun. May 02, 2021 0800-1700 
Fri. May 21, 2021 0800-1700 
Sat. May 22, 2021 0800-2400 
Sun. May 23, 2021 0000-1200 
Location Cordova Fire and Rescue Squad
108 7th St, Rockingham NC 28379 
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Handicap Accessibility No
WiFi Access  
ESF ESF9 - Search and Rescue
Functional Areas Emergency Services
Offered By Richmond Community College 
Primary Instructor Williams, Charles A. 
Additional Instructors Osborne, Andrew   
Course Length 60 hours 
Course Hours 60 
Maximum Participants 30
# Open Seats 10
# on Wait List 0
Attachments Packing List
LSFTM Standards
LSFTM Credential Workbook
Packing List Clarification Guide

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