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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. Apr 30, 2024 6pm - 10pm 
Wed. May 01, 2024 6pm - 10pm 
Thu. May 02, 2024 6pm -10pm 
Sat. May 04, 2024 8am - 6pm 
Sun. May 05, 2024 8am - 5pm 
Tue. May 07, 2024 6pm - 10pm 
Thu. May 09, 2024 6pm - 10pm 
Sat. May 11, 2024 8am - Overnight 
Sun. May 12, 2024 Overnight - 4pm 
Location Transylvania County Emergency Operations Center
155 Public Safety Way, Brevard NC 28712 
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Building/Room Training Room 
Handicap Accessibility Yes
WiFi Access Yes
ESF ESF9 - Search and Rescue
Functional Areas Emergency Services
Offered By Transylvania County 
Primary Instructor Justus, Scott Ray 
Additional Instructors Sexton, Cameron Mason   
Course Length 60 hours 
Course Hours 60 
Award Credentials WSAR - Land Search Field Team Member
Prerequisites Everyone MUST have a 24 hour pack! The pack list is attached to the posting.
Equivalent Prerequisites
Maximum Participants 25
# Open Seats 11
# on Wait List 0
Attachments LSFTM - TR Wilderness Combo Class
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