ASTM WK37095

    New Guide for Helicopter Inland Search and Rescue (SAR) Crew Chief

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    Developed by Subcommittee: F32.03 | Committee F32 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide establishes the minimum training standard for a helicopter inland search and rescue crew chief (hereafter known as Helicopter SAR crew chief) with focus on the general, crew chief specific knowledge and skills needed to function as a member of the crew with a helicopter in support of an inland search and rescue operation. 1.2 This guide is focused on inland, non-oceanic areas of operation, including flood and swiftwater rescue operations where the water level exceeds normal boundaries or flows. 1.3 This guide is focused on persons functioning as a crew chief with helicopters only; no fixed-winged operations are included. 1.4 The training discussed in this guide will supplement and enhance the crew chiefs existing training, knowledge and skills. 1.5 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.

    The users are helicopter crew chiefs performing duties during search and rescue work. The standard is needed to ensure helicopter crew chiefs are properly trained, equipped and prepared to operate in this rotary wing environment during search and rescue operations.


    Helicopter; inland; SAR; crew chief; personnel; training; search; rescue.

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Stacey Burger


    COS (13-08)

    Ballot Item Approved as F3026-2014 and Pending Publication