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Course Details

Wide Area Search
NTED Course Number PER-213
Provider TEEX/NERRTC
Length 24.00 hours
Delivery Mobile (Non-Resident)
Level Performance
Continuing Education Credits 2.40
Description
The Wide Area Search course is designed to provide training for search responders to effectively conduct wide area searches due to natural disasters or man-made incidents. The course introduces the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform wide area searches at a disaster incident site. The course uses the 2007 Greensburg, Kansas tornado as a case study to demonstrate the various teaching points. The course concludes with a culminating event table top exercise that requires participants to utilize all the skills introduced throughout the course.
Objectives
At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:
* Plan for the response to an incident and evaluate capabilities and limitations of resources necessary to conduct a Wide Area Search.
* Collect, process, evaluate, and utilize intelligence required to formulate search strategies for Wide Area Searches.
* Conduct operations to support an effective Wide Area Search.
* Plan and conduct operations to support a Wide Area Search.
NTED Prerequisites
N/A
Other Prerequisites
The Incident Command System (ICS), which is a Unified Command system under the National Response Framework, is used in the course. Participants are encouraged to become familiar with the ICS by taking the following online courses before attending the course.
* IS-100.b - Introduction to Incident Command System
* IS-200.b - ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
Target Audience
Animal Emergency Services, Citizen/Community Volunteer, Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Service, Law Enforcement, Other, Private Sector / Corporate Security and Safety Professionals, Search and Rescue
Mission Areas and Core Capabilities
Primary
Respond   -  Mass Search and Rescue Operations
Secondary
Mitigate  -  Risk and Disaster Resilience Assessment
Prevent   -  Intelligence and Information Sharing
Prevent   -  Operational Coordination
Prevent   -  Planning
Prevent   -  Screening, Search and Detection
Protect   -  Intelligence and Information Sharing
Protect   -  Operational Coordination
Protect   -  Planning
Protect   -  Screening, Search and Detection
Protect   -  Access Control and Identity Verification
Recover   -  Operational Coordination
Recover   -  Planning
Respond   -  Operational Coordination
Respond   -  Planning
Respond   -  On-Scene Security and Protection
Respond   -  Operational Communications
Respond   -  Situational Assessment
Training Certificate
Training Partner's Certificate of Completion
Contact Information
PER-213 Wide Area Search
Russ Napier
Russell.Napier@teex.tamu.edu
979-458-5624

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