Standard Withdrawn, No replacement   Last Updated: Jan 16, 2012
ASTM F1584-95(2003)

Standard Practice for Marking Buildings During Disaster Search Operations (Withdrawn 2012)

Significance and Use

Searching vacant or collapsed structures, or both, is an important part of emergency disaster response. A uniform marking system easily identifies, from the outside of structures, the number and status of any subjects found, hazards, and the time of the search. The use of this methodology will reduce duplicate searches and wasted rescue efforts.

This methodology is also used at each interior space or room searched.


1.1 This practice covers the methodology for marking buildings that have been searched during disaster responses.

1.2 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 limitations prior to use.

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