Martin Boyle  speaks to Chris Boyer, Chief Operations Officer for the US-based National Association for Search and Rescue ( NASAR ) about the challenges of working across multiple states with different legislation and certification standards.

Boyer, who manages the day-to-day operations of NASAR and is based in Houston, Texas, starts by saying: “Wilderness Ground SAR in the United States is all over the map!"

“We have some federal co-ordination through the National SAR Committee ( NSARC )  and the National SAR Plan . This is mostly for offshore SAR and how the military would be integrated into a large national or regional event.” The NSARC publishes interesting and helpful guidance documents like the Land Search And Rescue Addendum  and the Catastrophic Incident Search And Rescue Addendum . 

Martin Boyle  speaks to Chris Boyer, Chief Operations Officer for the US-based National Association for Search and Rescue ( NASAR ) about the challenges of working across multiple states with different legislation and certification standards.

Boyer, who manages the day-to-day operations of NASAR and is based in Houston, Texas, starts by saying: “Wilderness Ground SAR in the United States is all over the map!"

“We have some federal co-ordination through the National SAR Committee ( NSARC )  and the National SAR Plan . This is mostly for offshore SAR and how the military would be integrated into a large national or regional event.” The NSARC publishes interesting and helpful guidance documents like the Land Search And Rescue Addendum  and the Catastrophic Incident Search And Rescue Addendum . 

This class will provide the student with a basic knowledge of search and rescue tactics and mindsets. This class is designed for the firefighter with at least one year of experience. In this class the student learns basic firefighter skills and hones these skills during realistic exercises. Upon successful completion of this class, the student will walk away with an increased level of basic firefighter competencies.

If you are not sure who your regional representative is, take a look at this map . It is color coded by county. The regional representatives are listed below.


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