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Name PER-213 Wide Area Search : ( PER-213)
Description This course is applicable to jurisdictions that would need to conduct wide area searches due to a natural disaster or terrorist incident. Participants will learn the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform wide area searches through instructor led discussions, presentations, individual and small group activities, concluding with a table top exercise. This course focuses on preparation, information management and planning, and field operations.
PreRequisite No prerequisites are required. IS 100A and IS 200B are highly recommended.
Target Audience 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
Topics 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
Additional Information Students will need to register through the TEEX student portal, where students will need to create a TEEX login. A photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines. Visit this link to register:
Location Walton County Emergency Operation Center
Address 75 South Davis Lane
Defuniak Springs 32435
Region 1

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Date Tuesday, Jan 17, 2023 - Thursday, Jan 19, 2023
Point of Contact Catie Feeney, Operations Coordinator
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