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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)  Tue. Feb 20, 2024 1800-2200 
Fri. Feb 23, 2024 1800-2200 
Sat. Feb 24, 2024 0800-1700 
Sun. Feb 25, 2024 0800-1700 
Tue. Mar 05, 2024 1800-2200 
Fri. Mar 08, 2024 1800-2200 
Sat. Mar 09, 2024 0800-0000 
Sun. Mar 10, 2024 0000-1700 
Location Gold Hill Fire Department
820 Old US Hwy 80, Salisbury NC 28071 
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Handicap Accessibility No
WiFi Access  
ESF ESF9 - Search and Rescue
Functional Areas Emergency Services
Offered By Rowan-Cabarrus Community College 
Primary Instructor Kerr, Jody D. 
Additional Instructors Osborne, Andrew   
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 -4
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