1.1 This guide establishes the minimum training standard for Mtn SAR-LII Operators as it relates to their general, field, and rescue-specific knowledge and skills. This document may appropriately be used to develop or evaluate a training document or program. 1.2 A Mtn SAR-LII Operator is a mid-level practitioner who usually operates under the supervision of a Mtn SAR-LIII Technician, and whose primary function is to assist and support in searches and rescues in this environment. A Mtn SAR-LII Operator is able to respond into the field and back country, and initially assess and possibly access easily-reached subjects in non-technical terrain, in one or more of the categories of search, technical rock, and snow and ice. A Mtn SAR-LII Operator usually does not perform any operation or rescue alone and usually would not lead a crew. 1.3 A Mtn SAR-LII Operator rescues on the surface of the land only, including wilderness, mountainous, desert, or remote environments. This guide alone does not provide the minimum training requirements for rescuing in the high angle environment, partially or fully collapsed structures, in- or on-water, in confined spaces, or underground (such as in caves, mines, and tunnels). This is a mid-level position and may also be known as Operations level. 1.2.1 Mtn SAR-LII Operators are required to have knowledge and skills pertaining to the evacuation/carryout component of rescue. 1.2.2 Mtn SAR-LII Operators must usually work under qualified supervision. 1.2.3 Mtn SAR-LII Operators are eligible to be practitioners of Type II search teams or crews as defined in Classification F 1993. 1.4 Type II teams may utilize personnel trained to this guide in Kind A (wilderness), Kind C (mountainous), and other remote areas including urban and disaster areas that may be isolated or have lost their infrastructure. 1.5 Further training may be required before a Mtn SAR-LII Operator can fully participate on a particular kind of rescue team, based on specific local need, regulations, or policies. 1.6 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.
Helicopter; ice; mountain;rescue;rock;rope;search;snow
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