Standard Classification for Search and Rescue Dog Crew/Teams
|Publication Date:||10 January 1998|
|ICS Code (Accident and disaster control):||13.200|
This classification aids search and rescue managers in ordering resources for search and rescue incidents and to aid dog handlers in communicating the types of tasks for which they and their dogs have trained.
This classification is intended as a supplement to the resource typing specifications of the Incident Command System(Footnote 2) and specifically as a means of typing search and rescue dog resources.
This classification is suitable for classifying dog resources for a wide variety of emergency management purposes including both search and rescue and law enforcement incidents.
This classification does not attempt to put forth standards of performance or training for dogs or their handlers. This is the responsibility of local agencies responsible for utilizing the resource.