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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)  Wed. Nov 30, 2022 1800-2100 
Thu. Dec 01, 2022 1800-2100 
Fri. Dec 02, 2022 1800-2100 
Sat. Dec 03, 2022 0800-1700 
Sun. Dec 04, 2022 0800-1700 
Sat. Dec 10, 2022 0800-2359 
Sun. Dec 11, 2022 0000-1800 
Location Hamlet Fire Department - Richmond County
201 Main St, Hamlet NC 28345 
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Building/Room 302 Champlain Street Hamlet NC 28345 
Handicap Accessibility No
WiFi Access  
ESF ESF9 - Search and Rescue
Functional Areas Emergency Services
Offered By Richmond Community College 
Primary Instructor Williams, Charles A. 
Course Length 60 hours 
Course Hours 60 
Award Credentials
Prerequisites Everyone MUST have a 24 hour pack! The pack list is attached to the posting.
Equivalent Prerequisites
Maximum Participants 30
# Open Seats 11
# on Wait List 2
Attachments LSFTM Packing List
Packing List Clarification
LSFTM Workbook
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