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PER 213 Wide Area Search and Rescue
Date: 8/11/2020 - 8/13/2020
Location: Bismarck, ND
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ND Department of Emergency Services is hosting Texas A&M Extensions Service (TEEX) to instruct PER 213 Wide Area Search and Rescue August 11-13, 2020. Class will be held at Building #400, Frain Barracks Ln. Bismarck. Class will begin at 8:00 a.m. each day and end by 5:00 p.m.

The Wide Area Search course is designed to provide training for search responders to effectively conduct wide area searches due to natural disasters or man-made incidents. The course introduces the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform wide area searches at a disaster incident site. The course uses the 2007 Greensburg, Kansas tornado as a case study to demonstrate the various teaching points. The course concludes with a culminating event table top exercise that requires participants to utilize all the skills introduced throughout the course.

The Incident Command System (ICS), which is a Unified Command system under the National Response Framework, is used in the course. Participants are encouraged to become familiar with the ICS by taking the following online courses before attending the course.
- IS-100.c - Introduction to Incident Command System
- IS-200.c - ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents

A block of rooms has been reserved at Expressway Suites, 180 E Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck. Call 701-222-3311 and ask for the "DES Search and Rescue" block. This block will be available until July 28, 2020.

NDDES will reimburse eligible participants for hotel at state rate and meal per diem according to policy. We do not cover mileage.

Questions may be directed to Brenda Vossler or Larry Regorrah.

To ensure a successful online registration experience please have your FEMA SID (Student ID Number) with you or register for one using this link.

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