Standard Guide for Training of Non-Wilderness Land Search Team Member
|Publication Date:||1 July 2016|
This guide establishes the minimum training requirements for non-wilderness land search personnel as it relates to their general, field, and search specific knowledge and skills.
A Non-Wilderness Land Search Team Member searches on the surface of the land in non-wilderness areas only, including urban or disaster areas that may be isolated or have lost supporting infrastructure, in accordance with the limits identified in the Scope of this Guide.
This guide does not provide the minimum training requirements for searching in wilderness areas, partially or fully collapsed structures, in or on water, in confined spaces, or underground (such as caves, mines, and tunnels).
Personnel trained only to this guide are not qualified to perform rescue.
Basic rescue skills and knowledge are found in Guide F2751.
Personnel trained only to this guide are not qualified to operate in leadership positions.
Human land SAR resources that may utilize personnel trained to this guide are classified in Classification F1993.
Individuals trained to this guide are qualified to operate on teams or crews classified as Category - Land Search of Kind Non-Wilderness.
Further training may be required before Non- Wilderness Land Search personnel may participate on particular Category or Kind of SAR resource, depending on local needs, regulations, or policies of the authority having jurisdiction.
Non-Wilderness Land Search Team Members are not qualified to work around, or ride in, helicopters without helicopter safety training.
Non-Wilderness Land Search Team Members shall know the safety precautions and procedures to be employed when working around still and swift water in the normal area of operations.
Non-Wilderness Land Search Team Members are not qualified to participate in swift water operations.
Non-Wilderness Land Search Team Members are not qualified to perform field navigation and, therefore, shall not be deployed where that skill is required unless supervised in the field by qualified personnel trained in accordance with the provisions of Guides F2209, F2685, F2751, or F3193.
Non-Wilderness Land Search Team Members may be deployed on local incidents as determined by the AHJ.
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use