ASTM F1993 - 16

    Standard Classification System of Human Land Search and Rescue Resources

    Active Standard ASTM F1993 | Developed by Subcommittee: F32.02

    Book of Standards Volume: 13.02


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 Classification of human land search and rescue resources is based upon the training of the personnel and their ability to perform specific tasks.

    4.2 Human search and rescue resources are classified by category, kind, and duration.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This classification is intended to identify the common functional units and single resources, used in search and rescue operations; to aid search and rescue (SAR) managers and Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) in assembling or ordering resources for search, rescue, or search and rescue incidents, and to aid in identifying the tasks for which crews have been trained.

    1.2 This classification is intended as a supplement to the resource typing specifications of the Incident Command System and specifically as a means of typing human resources used in land search and rescue activities.

    1.3 This classification is suitable for classifying search and rescue crews for land search and rescue incidents.

    1.4 This classification does not attempt to classify individuals or put forth standards of performance or training for individuals, nor is it meant to convey certification, skill proficiency, or other measures of the level of performance of the resource. These qualifications are the responsibility of the local agencies responsible for utilizing the resource.

    1.5 This guide identifies human based resources. Canine crew (or team) classifications are defined in Guide F1848.

    1.6 This guide does not classify air resources (Guides F2958 and F3026) or water resources (Guides F1739, F1783, and F1824).


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    F1633 Guide for Techniques in Land Search

    F1848 Classification for Search and Rescue Dog Crew/Teams

    NFPA Standard

    NFPA 1670 Operation and Training for Technical Rescue Incidents Available from National Fire Protection Association, 1 Batterymarch Park, PO Box, 9101, Quincy, MA 02269-9101.

    International Fire Service Training Association Standard

    ICS 420 Incident Command System Field Operations Guide Available from the International Fire Service Training Association, Fire Protection Publications, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078.


    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 80110000(Human resources services)


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    DOI: 10.1520/F1993-16

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    ASTM F1993-16, Standard Classification System of Human Land Search and Rescue Resources, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.org

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