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Publication Date: 2005
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Pub
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: An excellent mix of photos and illustrations depicting the technical aspects of the SAR experience. Pullout boxes, called SAR tips, to emphasize key points. Important Search and Rescue terms highlighted throughout the text. Several rescue and suvival methods illustrated in each chapter with photos showing examples of the equipment and clothing discussed. 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: Incident Command System Basic Survival SAR Clothing Improvising Environmental Hazards and First Aid SAR Ready Pack Personal Equipment Travel Skills Land Navigation & Orienteering SAR Resources Search Philosophy Search Tactics Handling Evidence Clue Consciousness Search Operations Tracking Ropes & Rescue Equipment Legal Aspects for the Searcher The candidate's performance of SAR skills is evaluated at six practical exam stations involving: 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. Station #2: Tracking: Candidates identify and mark a footprint track left by the evaluator and follow theCooper is the author of 'Fundamentals Of Search And Rescue', published 2005 under ISBN 9780763748074 and ISBN 0763748072.
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