1.1 This guide establishes the minimum training for personnel that conduct operations in the alpine environment as it relates to general and field knowledge, skills, and abilities. 1.1.1 Specifically, a person so endorsed may, under qualified supervision, perform their normal duties safely and effectively in an alpine environment. 1.1.2 An Alpine Endorsement alone is not sufficient to indicate that an individual has the knowledge, skills, or abilities to perform any specific duties, including search and rescue operations, other than those defined in this guide. 1.2 Alpine Endorsed individuals operate in mountainous terrain at or above 1,500 m (4,921 feet) ASL. This guide alone does not provide the minimum training requirements for performing operations in partially or fully collapsed structures, in- or on-water, in confined spaces, or underground (such as in caves, mines, and tunnels). 1.3 Alpine Endorsed individuals are able to respond in the field and back country to perform operations at the level to which they are trained. 1.4 Type I-IV teams which may utilize personnel trained to this guide are Kind A (wilderness), Kind B (urban), and Kind C (mountainous), Kind D (disaster/collapse), Kind E (inland water), Kind G (cave), Kind H (mine), Kind I (avalanche), Kind J (evidence/cadaver), Kind K (aircraft), Kind L (unclassified). See ASTM F1993 for further information about team typing.
Keywordshelicopter, ice, mountain, rescue, rock, rope, search, snow
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Ballot Item Approved as F3028-2013 and Pending Publication