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Fundamentals Of Search And Rescue - NASAR

Fundamentals Of Search And Rescue


Paperback Published: 1st March 2005
ISBN: 9780763748074
Number Of Pages: 341

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Fundamentals of Search and Rescue (FUNSAR) is the only resource that covers Search and Rescue Technician (SARTECH) III & II requirements. Providing an overview of all aspects of search and rescue procedures and equipment, FUNSAR teaches the absolutely essential techniques employed by nearly all search and rescue personnel. FUNSAR offers an in-depth and practical approach to search and rescue and is recommended for all emergency responders. Ideal for both paid and unpaid professionals, this resource combines dynamic features with the latest comprehensive content. FUNSAR is recommended for any person who functions on search and rescue missions as a field searcher. Ideal for professionals and volunteers alike, this text offers: bull; bull; An excellent mix of photos and illustrations depicting the technical aspects of the SAR experience. bull; Pullout boxes, called SAR tips, to emphasize key points. bull; Important Search and Rescue terms highlighted throughout the text. bull; Several rescue and suvival methods illustrated in each chapter with photos showing examples of the equipment and clothing discussed. bull; Appendix including the SAR Track ID Form, Briefing and Debriefing Checklists, the Missing Person Questionnaire, the SAR Equipment List, selected ICS Forms, and the complete ICS Glossary. The SARTECH II written exams includes questions on the following topics, all covered in the Fundamentals of Search and Rescue text: bull; bull; Incident Command System bull; Basic Survival bull; SAR Clothing bull; Improvising bull; Environmental Hazards and First Aid bull; SAR Ready Pack bull; Personal Equipment bull; Travel Skills bull; Land Navigation & Orienteering bull; SAR Resources bull; Search Philosophy bull; Search Tactics bull; Handling Evidence bull; Clue Consciousness bull; Search Operations bull; Tracking bull; Ropes & Rescue Equipment bull; Legal Aspects for the Searcher The candidate's performance of SAR skills is evaluated at six practical exam stations involving: bull; bull; Station #1: Land Navigation: Use of topographic maps and compass. Candidates complete a course over terrain commonly encountered in the operations area in a specified time frame, not to exceed 600 meters. bull; Station #2: Tracking: Candidates identify and mark a footprint track left by the evaluator and follow the

Section One: SAR Overview Chapter 1: SAR Overview Chapter 2: SAR Systems Chapter 3: SAR Incident Management and Organization Chapter 4: Legal Considerations Section Two: Support Information, Skills and Equipment Chapter 5: Physiology and Fitness Chapter 6: Survival and Improvisation Chapter 7: Clothing Chapter 8: Safety in SAR Environments Chapter 9: The SAR Ready Pack and Personal Equipment Chapter 10: Navigation Chapter 11: SAR Resources and Technology Chapter 12: Travel Skills: Foot Travel for SAR Personnel Chapter 13: Tracking Section Three: SAR Operations Chapter 14: Search: Background and Related Issues Chapter 15: Search Operations Chapter 16: Rescue Section Four: Appendices Appendix 1 FEMA search marking systems Appendix 2 Urgency Determination Form Appendix 3 Track ID Form Appendix 4 Briefing and Debriefing Checklists Appendix 5 Missing Person Questionnaire Appendix 6 SAR Tech II equipment list Appendix 7 Selected ICS Forms Appendix 8 Kinds and Types of Single Resource and Strike Team Standards for SAR Incidents based on NASAR Standards Section Five: Glossary Index

ISBN: 9780763748074
ISBN-10: 0763748072
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 341
Published: 1st March 2005
Publisher: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.94 x 21.59  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.74
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition