PER 213 Wide Area Search and Rescue (Cancelled)

<< All Events Start: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 08:00 am
End: Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 05:00 pm

PER 213 Wide Area Search and Rescue
Date:  April 27-29, 2021
Location:  Bismarck


This class has been canceled by the hosting agency, Texas A&M Extensions Service.  Every effort will be made to re-schedule for August 2021.

ND Department of Emergency Services is hosting Texas A&M Extensions Service (TEEX) to instruct PER 213 Wide Area Search and Rescue April 27-29, 2021.  Class will be held at Building #400, Fraine 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) 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 April 12, 2021

NDDES will reimburse eligible participants who live or work in ND and travel more than 50 miles, for hotel for the nights of 4/26/2020 through 4/28/2020 (at state rate) and meal per diem according to policy.  We do not cover mileage.

Questions may be directed to Larry Regorrah or Brenda Vossler.


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