This guide establishes the minimum training required for personnel who take part in search and rescue (SAR) operations in abandoned or inactive mines with hazardous atmospheres. An endorsed Advanced Abandoned or Inactive Mine Search and Rescue Team Member will be able to perform all general land search and rescue functions. An endorsed Advanced Abandoned or Inactive Mine Search and Rescue Team Member is not trained for SAR operations in caves or tunnels. This standard applies to underground mines only. It does not apply to surface mines, tunnels, or caves. This standard does not apply to search and rescue operations on or in bodies of water within abandoned or inactive mines. An endorsed Advanced Abandoned or Inactive Mine Search and Rescue Team Member is eligible to be a member of Type I, II, and III SAR crews or teams of the following Kinds, as defined in Classification F1993.
KeywordsAbandoned mine, atmosphere, explosive, hazardous, inactive mine, IDLH, mine, rescue, rope, search, search and rescue, SAR, underground
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