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PER 213 Wide Area Search and Rescue
Date: 9/16/2014 - 9/18/2014
Location: Bismarck
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This Class is Full.

Please contact Larry Regorrah to be placed on a waiting list.

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 Texas A&M Extension Service (TEEX) 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 pre-requisites courses.

The class will be held at the Bismarck Public Works Bldg., 601 South 26th Street, Bismarck, ND. Class begins at 8:00 a.m. and concludes at 5:00 p.m. each day. Please arrive early the first day to accommodate the registration process.


There is no cost for this course. NDDES will reimburse participants for motel and meal per diem according to state policy.

This course is certified by ND POST Board for 24 hours.

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Questions may be directed to Larry Regorrah, ND Department of Emergency Services Training and Exercise Specialist.





This site updated as of 9/19/2014.