PER213 – 24.00 Hours


Dates Location Class Price
Details 06/13/23 – 06/15/23 Murfreesboro, TN FP PER213 631 Register
Details 06/20/23 – 06/22/23 Highland Heights, KY FP PER213 596 Register
Details 06/27/23 – 06/29/23 Sulphur, LA FP PER213 632 Register
Details 07/11/23 – 07/13/23 Decatur, TX FP PER213 642 Register
Details 07/14/23 – 07/16/23 Hamilton, OH FP PER213 668 Register
Details 07/18/23 – 07/20/23 Keithville, LA FP PER213 643 Register
Details 07/28/23 – 07/30/23 Fairfax, VA FP PER213 644 Register
Details 08/01/23 – 08/03/23 Heflin, AL FP PER213 669 Register
Details 08/11/23 – 08/13/23 Weatherford, TX FP PER213 633 Register
Details 08/15/23 – 08/17/23 Prattville, AL FP PER213 638 Register
Details 08/15/23 – 08/17/23 Calera, AL FP PER213 641 Register
Details 08/25/23 – 08/27/23 Ephrata, PA FP PER213 626 Register
Details 08/29/23 – 08/31/23 Fort Pierce, FL FP PER213 664 Register
Details 09/05/23 – 09/07/23 Guymon, OK FP PER213 645 Register
Details 09/06/23 – 09/08/23 Louisville, KY FP PER213 659 Register
Details 09/12/23 – 09/14/23 Lubbock, TX FP PER213 646 Register
Details 09/22/23 – 09/24/23 Houghton, MI FP PER213 647 Register
Details 10/04/23 – 10/06/23 McClellan, CA FP PER213 652 Register
Details 10/17/23 – 10/19/23 Union City, TN FP PER213 665 Register
Details 10/24/23 – 10/26/23 Mesquite, TX FP PER213 657 Register
Details 11/07/23 – 11/09/23 Kingshill, VI FP PER213 656 Register
Details 11/28/23 – 11/30/23 Pasco, WA FP PER213 666 Register
Details 12/12/23 – 12/14/23 Pensacola, FL FP PER213 667 Register
Details 03/08/24 – 03/10/24 Snohomish, WA FP PER213 663 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.

Course 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.


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.

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed


It is highly recommended participants complete:


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

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

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

Note: Live Online Instructor-Led (webinar) courses are not eligible for TCOLE credit.

  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)

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.

Government Programs

  • GSA contract number: GS-07F-0357V. GSA customers, to register please contact [email protected] or call (866) 878-8900. GSA Schedule logo
  • For DHS/FEMA Funded Courses, please contact [email protected] or call (866) 878-8900

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