When disaster strikes it can be a challenge to effectively mobilize, organize, and deploy needed resources. The TEEX /NERRTC Wide Area Search course is an excellent training opportunity for nearly any jurisdiction or agency that may face such an emergency. The discipline applies to a vast number of critical situations including natural disasters or terrorist incidents. Participants are instructed in practical search methods and skills so they can perform systematic searches over a large affected area. The training includes challenging exercises that mirror real life scenarios. The three-day long event concludes with an in-depth exercise that requires participants to utilize the skills gained during the course. The trainers delivering the course are knowledgeable, 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 these same comprehensive strategies.
Plan for the response to an incident and evaluate capabilities and limitations of resources necessary to conduct a wide area search.
Collect, process, evaluate, and utilize intelligence required to formulate strategies for wide area searches.
Plan and conduct operations to support a wide area search