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Wide Area Search: TEEX (PER-213)

The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness along with the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office and the Brick Police Department will be sponsoring a three-day training course titled: “Wide Area Search (PER-213).” The Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), a member of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC), will instruct the course.

COST: None, but please preregister as seating is limited.

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. This course introduces the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform wide area searches at a disaster incident site. The course concludes with a culminating event tabletop exercise that requires participants to utilize all the skills introduced throughout the course.

The course content applies to a vast number of critical situations, including natural disasters or terrorist incidents. Target disciplines include: Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Service, Governmental Administrative, Law Enforcement, Health Care, Public Health, Public Safety Communications, Citizen/Community Volunteer, Security and Safety. Twenty-four continuing elective units (CEUs) will be awarded to New Jersey Emergency Medical Technicians who complete the course.This course is for participants interested in obtaining the TEEX Infrastructure Disaster Management Certificate. The certificate is for professionals who wish to enrich their personal knowledge and skills related to critical infrastructure disaster management. Participants can request to receive a Series Certificate once all four courses (MGT-317, MGT-341, MGT-345, and MGT-343) are completed.


If you have any questions regarding this training, please email Michael Urbanski at