Standard Guide for Training of Land Search Team Member
|Publication Date:||1 August 2014|
|ICS Code (Management of human resources):||03.100.30|
This guide establishes the minimum training requirements for land search personnel as it relates to their general, field, and search specific knowledge and skills.
A Land Search Team Member searches on the surface of the land only, including urban or disaster areas that may be isolated or have lost supporting infrastructure.
This guide does not provide the minimum training requirements for searching in partially or fully collapsed structures, in or on water, in confined spaces, or underground (such as caves, mines, and tunnels.)
Personnel trained to this guide are not qualified to perform rescue. No knots, rope, high angle or low angle litter, or other rescue skills are required of a Land Search Team Member.
Basic rescue skills and knowledge are found in Guide F2751.
Personnel trained to this guide are not qualified to operate in leadership positions.
Land Search Team Members are eligible to be members of Type II search teams or crews as defined in Classification F1993.
Type II teams which may utilize personnel trained to this guide are:
Kind A (wilderness);
Kind B (urban);
Kind J (evidence/cadaver);
Kind K (missing aircraft).
Land Search Team Members are eligible to be members of Kind C (mountainous) teams provided that they are supervised by a Mountain or Alpine endorsed team member.
Further training may be required before a Land Search Team Member can participate on a particular Kind of search team, depending on local needs, regulations, or policies of the authority having jurisdiction.
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 requirements prior to use.