CERT Program of Kirkland, WA

CERT Training Opportunity: Wide Area Search

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 12:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
 
Wide Area Search
Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) PER213  - 24.00 Hours
May 6-8, 2014  Camp Murray, WA
 
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 knowledge and 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.
 
Prerequisite
There are no prerequisites for this class.  It is highly recommended participants complete:
            IS-100.a, Introduction to the ICS
            IS-200.b, FEMA ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
 
Topics
            Preparedness and Response
            Search Management and Planning
            Mapping
            Search Strategies and Skills
            Communication
            Team Management
            Hands-on Exercise
This course is entirely classroom based and does not require any personnel protective equipment.
 
Audience
The participant audience includes any agency that may respond to a major emergency, disaster or event, including:
            Search and Rescue
            Law Enforcement Officials
            Fire Department Responders
            Emergency Management Agencies
            Military Organizations
            Canine Handlers
            CERT
            Animal Rescue
 
Finance/Admin Information:
 
Location:  Building 91, Camp Murray, Washington (I-5 exit # 122)
 
Schedule:  May 6-8, 2014  0800-1700 daily.  This is a 2014 Washington State SAR Conference pre-conference course.
 
Cost:  No cost for tuition or course materials.  Students should bring note taking materials.  Travel, lodging, and meals are the student’s/agency’s responsibility.
 
Registration:  Contact Chris Long, State SAR Coordinator (email: Chris.Long@mil.wa.gov, FAX: 253-512-7203) to register.
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