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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    8/16/2019 - 8/18/2019
    Weatherford TX
    FP  PER213  370
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    9/3/2019 - 9/5/2019
    Warrensburg MO
    FP  PER213  379
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    9/13/2019 - 9/15/2019
    Yaphank NY
    FP  PER213  389
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    9/24/2019 - 9/26/2019
    Manasquan NJ
    FP  PER213  386
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    10/10/2019 - 10/12/2019
    Scottsboro AL
    FP  PER213  384
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    10/11/2019 - 10/13/2019
    Van Buren MO
    FP  PER213  380
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    10/15/2019 - 10/17/2019
    Lakewood CO
    FP  PER213  378
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    10/22/2019 - 10/24/2019
    Williston ND
    FP  PER213  385
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    11/5/2019 - 11/7/2019
    Pell City AL
    FP  PER213  390
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    11/15/2019 - 11/17/2019
    Rowlett TX
    FP  PER213  391
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    11/19/2019 - 11/21/2019
    Haltom City TX
    FP  PER213  369
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    12/2/2019 - 12/4/2019
    Little Rock AR
    FP  PER213  413
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    1/14/2020 - 1/16/2020
    Lexington SC
    FP  PER213  400
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    1/24/2020 - 1/26/2020
    Lufkin TX
    FP  PER213  401
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    2/7/2020 - 2/9/2020
    Grafton WI
    FP  PER213  406
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    2/19/2020 - 2/21/2020
    Dubuque IA
    FP  PER213  407
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    3/3/2020 - 3/5/2020
    Crawfordville FL
    FP  PER213  396
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    3/17/2020 - 3/19/2020
    Junction City KS
    FP  PER213  412
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    3/23/2020 - 3/25/2020
    Jacksonville FL
    FP  PER213  417
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    5/1/2020 - 5/3/2020
    Howell NJ
    FP  PER213  416
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    5/5/2020 - 5/7/2020
    Abilene TX
    FP  PER213  394
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    8/11/2020 - 8/13/2020
    Bismarck ND
    FP  PER213  402

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

Continuing Education and Professional Credits

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)+ACE

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 esti@teex.tamu.edu or call (866) 878-8900.+For DHS/FEMA Funded Courses, please contact esti@teex.tamu.edu or call (866) 878-8900+For DHS/FEMA Funded Courses, please contact itsi@teex.tamu.edu or call (800) 723-3811

Contact Information

Susann Brown

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

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