ASTM WK45629

    New Guide for Training of Non-Wilderness Land Search Team Member

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    WK45629

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide establishes the minimum training requirements for non-wilderness land search personnel as it relates to their general, field, and search-specific knowledge and skills. 1.2 A non-wilderness land search team member searches on the surface of the land in non-wilderness areas only, including urban or disaster areas that may be isolated or have lost supporting infrastructure. 1.3 This guide does not provide the minimum training requirements for searching in wilderness areas, partially or fully collapsed structures, in or on water, in confined spaces, or underground (such as caves, mines, and tunnels.) 1.4 Personnel trained only to this guide are not qualified to perform rescue. 1.4.1 Basic rescue skills and knowledge are found in Guide F2751. 1.5 Personnel trained only to this guide are not qualified to operate in leadership positions. 1.6 Non-wilderness land search team members are eligible to be members of Type II search teams or crews as defined in Classification F1993. 1.6.1 Type II teams that may utilize personnel trained to this guide are: 1.6.1.1. Kind B (urban) and 1.6.1.2 Kind J (evidence/cadaver). 1.6.2 Non-wilderness land search team members are eligible to be members of Kind A (wilderness) teams provided that they are deployed in support positions or non-wilderness searching (for example, trailhead blocks, road patrols, radio relay) and will not be exposed to the environmental risks associated with wilderness search. 1.6.3 Non-wilderness land search team members are eligible to be members of Kind C (mountainous) teams provided that they are deployed in support positions or non-wilderness searching (for example, trailhead blocks, road patrols, radio relay) and will not be exposed to the environmental risks associated with mountainous search. 1.7 Further training may be required before a non-wilderness land search team member can participate on a particular kind of search team depending on local needs, regulations, or policies of the authority having jurisdiction. 1.8 Non-wilderness land search team members are not qualified to work around or ride in helicopters without helicopter safety training. 1.9 Non-wilderness land search team members are not qualified to work around swift water. 1.10 Non-wilderness land search team members are not qualified to perform field navigation and, therefore, shall not be deployed where that skill is required. 1.11 Non-wilderness land search team members may be deployed on local incidents as determined by the AHJ. 1.12 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 requirements prior to use.


    Keywords

    equipment; land; personnel; rescue; SAR; search; team; training

    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:
    04-07-2014

    Technical Contact:
    A. Lee Lang

    Item:
    001

    Ballot:
    F32.03 (14-01)

    Status:
    Withdrawn From Balloting