Wide Area Search

PER213 - 24.00 Hours

Description

When disaster strikes, it can be a challenge to effectively mobilize, organize, and deploy resources needed to perform wide area searches. This course is an excellent training opportunity for any jurisdiction or agency that may face such an emergency. The course content applies to a vast number of critical situations, including natural disasters or terrorist incidents.

You will be instructed in practical search methods and skills so you can perform systematic searches over a large affected area. The training will include challenging exercises that mirror real life scenarios. The three-day long event will conclude with an in-depth exercise that requires participants to utilize the skills gained during the course by working through an incident from start to finish in a single operational period.

The trainers delivering the course are knowledgeable—they are experienced emergency responders who have actively utilized wide area search techniques during some of the nation’s largest and most challenging operations, such as Hurricanes Katrina, Ike, Gustav, and Rita; the Space Shuttle Columbia recovery operation; and many other incidents that required the same comprehensive strategies.

Schedule

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    10/19/2018 - 10/21/2018
    Fort Worth TX
    FP  PER213  322
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    10/19/2018 - 10/21/2018
    Fort Worth TX
    FP  PER213  323
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    11/2/2018 - 11/4/2018
    WHite City OR
    FP  PER213  328
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    11/6/2018 - 11/8/2018
    Mason City IA
    FP  PER213  333
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    12/4/2018 - 12/6/2018
    San Juan PR
    FP  PER213  351
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    1/25/2019 - 1/27/2019
    Ocala FL
    FP  PER213  347
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    2/11/2019 - 2/13/2019
    Bradenton FL
    FP  PER213  337
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    2/19/2019 - 2/21/2019
    Clayton NJ
    FP  PER213  348
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    3/1/2019 - 3/3/2019
    Kanab UT
    FP  PER213  344
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    4/10/2019 - 4/12/2019
    Monticello IA
    FP  PER213  339
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    4/16/2019 - 4/18/2019
    Gadsden AL
    FP  PER213  342
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    4/23/2019 - 4/25/2019
    Blackwood NJ
    FP  PER213  350
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    5/7/2019 - 5/9/2019
    Kerrville TX
    FP  PER213  355
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    5/14/2019 - 5/16/2019
    Hardeeville SC
    FP  PER213  354
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    6/7/2019 - 6/9/2019
    Trenton TX
    FP  PER213  361
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    6/20/2019 - 6/22/2019
    Laredo TX
    FP  PER213  359
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    8/6/2019 - 8/8/2019
    Blue Lake CA
    FP  PER213  360

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at (866) 878-8900 or esti@teex.tamu.edu to get the latest schedule.

Description

When disaster strikes, it can be a challenge to effectively mobilize, organize, and deploy resources needed to perform wide area searches. This course is an excellent training opportunity for any jurisdiction or agency that may face such an emergency. The course content applies to a vast number of critical situations, including natural disasters or terrorist incidents.

You will be instructed in practical search methods and skills so you can perform systematic searches over a large affected area. The training will include challenging exercises that mirror real life scenarios. The three-day long event will conclude with an in-depth exercise that requires participants to utilize the skills gained during the course by working through an incident from start to finish in a single operational period.

The trainers delivering the course are knowledgeable—they are experienced emergency responders who have actively utilized wide area search techniques during some of the nation’s largest and most challenging operations, such as Hurricanes Katrina, Ike, Gustav, and Rita; the Space Shuttle Columbia recovery operation; and many other incidents that required the same comprehensive strategies.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Recommended

It is highly recommended participants complete:

Topics

Preparedness and Response+Search Management and Planning+Mapping+Search Strategies and Skills+Communication+Team Management+Hands-on Exercise+Preparedness

Suggested Audience

The participant audience includes any agency that may respond to a major emergency, disaster or event, including:

  • Fire Department Responders
  • Law Enforcement Officials
  • Medical Professionals
  • Emergency Management Agencies
  • Military Organizations
  • Hazardous Materials Responders
  • Immigration and Naturalization
  • Environmental Agencies
  • Border Patrol
  • Canine Handlers
  • Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms Agents
  • Volunteer Responders with CERT, Red Cross, Disaster Relief, Animal Rescue, etc.
  • Other organizations with search responsibilities

Government Programs, Certifications and Accreditations

GSA contract number: GS-07F-0357V. GSA customers, to register please contact esti@teex.tamu.edu or call (866) 878-8900.+For DHS/FEMA Funded Courses, please contact (866) 878-8900+For DHS/FEMA Funded Courses, please contact (800) 723-3811

Continuing Education & Professional Credits

    Other Information

    The class is funded by the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS/FEMA) and is provided on-site for eligible jurisdictions throughout the United States.

    Contact Information

    Susann Brown

    Training Manager
    Phone: (979) 458-5624 | Tollfree: (866) 878-8900

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