PER213 – 24.00 Hours
|Details||12/02/22 – 12/04/22||Edmond, OK||FP PER213 598||Register|
|Details||12/06/22 – 12/08/22||St John, VI||FP PER213 618||Register|
|Details||01/04/23 – 01/06/23||North Little Rock, AR||FP PER213 609||Register|
|Details||01/17/23 – 01/19/23||Defuniak Springs, FL||FP PER213 599||Register|
|Details||01/17/23 – 01/19/23||Lexington, SC||FP PER213 594||Register|
|Details||01/18/23 – 01/20/23||Corpus Christi, TX||FP PER213 603||Register|
|Details||01/20/23 – 01/22/23||Urbana, OH||FP PER213 593||Register|
|Details||02/06/23 – 02/08/23||Mobile, AL||FP PER213 619||Register|
|Details||02/07/23 – 02/09/23||Jonesboro, AR||FP PER213 610||Register|
|Details||02/17/23 – 02/19/23||Bowie, TX||FP PER213 604||Register|
|Details||02/21/23 – 02/23/23||Manasquan, NJ||FP PER213 601||Register|
|Details||02/24/23 – 02/26/23||Manasquan, NJ||FP PER213 602||Register|
|Details||03/13/23 – 03/15/23||Joelton, TN||FP PER213 612||Register|
|Details||03/20/23 – 03/22/23||Casper, WY||FP PER213 613||Register|
|Details||04/04/23 – 04/06/23||Vero Beach, FL||FP PER213 615||Register|
|Details||04/21/23 – 04/23/23||Viroqua, WI||FP PER213 595||Register|
|Details||04/25/23 – 04/27/23||New Town, ND||FP PER213 616||Register|
|Details||06/20/23 – 06/22/23||Highland Heights, KY||FP PER213 596||Register|
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 [email protected] to get the latest schedule.
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.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Course Completion Requirements
Participants Must Provide
- a photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.
To meet attendance requirements, participants must review each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam.
It is highly recommended participants complete:
- IS-100.a, Introduction to the Incident Command System or equivalent
- IS-200.b, FEMA Incident Command System for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents, ICS-200 or equivalent
- Preparedness and Response
- Search Management and Planning
- Search Strategies and Skills
- Team Management
- Hands-on Exercise
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
Continuing Education And Professional Credits
Note: Live Online Instructor-Led (webinar) courses are not eligible for TCOLE credit.
- ACE American Council on Education (ACE)
- Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
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.
Phone: (979) 458-5626 | (855) 245-1614
Email: [email protected]