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

    F1739 Guide for Performance of a Water Rescuer--Level I

    F1783 Guide for Performance of an Ice Rescuer--Level II

    F1824 Guide for Performance of a Water Rescuer-Level II

    F1848 Classification System for Canine Search Resources

    F2209 Guide for Training of Land Search Team Member

    F2685 Guide for Training of a Land Search Team Leader (STL)

    F2751 Guide for Training of a Land Search and Rescue Team Member

    F2752 Guide for Training for Level I Rope Rescue (R1) Rescuer Endorsement

    F2794 Guide for Level 1 (Basic) Mounted Search and Rescue (MSAR) Responder

    F2852 Practice for Training a Land Search Tracker

    F2954 Guide for Training for Level II Rope Rescue (R2) Rescuer Endorsement

    F2955 Guide for Training for Level III Rope Rescue (R3) Rescuer Endorsement

    F2958 Guide for Helicopter Inland Search and Rescue (SAR) Technician

    F3026 Guide for Helicopter Inland Search and Rescue (SAR) Crew Chief

    F3027 Guide for Training of Personnel Operating in Mountainous Terrain (Mountain Endorsement)

    F3028 Guide for Training of Search and Rescue Personnel Operating in the Alpine Environment (Alpine Endorsement)

    ANSI Standard

    ANSI/SVIA 1-2010 Four Wheel All-Terrain Vehicles - Equipment, Configuration, and Performance Requirements

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.200 (Accident and disaster control)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 92101901(Search and rescue teams)

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    DOI: 10.1520/F1993-16

    Citation Format

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

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