Standard Guide for Training of a Land Search and Rescue (SAR) Strike Team/ Task Force Leader
|Publication Date:||1 July 2013|
This guide establishes the minimum training for Land SAR Strike Team/Task Force Leaders as it relates to their general, field, and search and rescue specific knowledge, skills, and abilities.
A Land SAR Strike Team Leader/Task Force Leader is responsible for direct supervision, general leadership, wellness, and safety of multiple SAR teams and resources operating on all land and water environments, including intertidal areas, but not oceans or swiftwater.
Type I-IV teams which may utilize personnel trained to this
guide are Kind A (wilderness), Kind B (urban), and Kind C
A Land SAR Strike Team Leader/Task Force Leader may work in remote areas including urban or disaster areas that may be isolated or have lost their infrastructure.
Further training may be required depending on the regulations or policies of the Authority Having Jurisdiction (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 or as defined within a (regional or geographical) response region or by the AHJ.