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Rescue Field Operations Guide

Rescue Field Operations Guide

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National Urban Search & Rescue (US&R) Response System RESCUE FIELD OPERATIONS GUIDE
National Urban Search & Rescue (US&R) Response System RESCUE FIELD OPERATIONS GUIDE

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NationalUrban Search & Rescue (US&R)Response SystemRESCUEFIELD OPERATIONS GUIDE
15 Sep 2006 US&R-23-FG 1
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) identifies four levelsof operational guidance for use by emergency teams and other personnelinvolved in conducting or supporting disaster operations. This documentcorresponds to the level highlighted in bold italics.Level 1Overview: A brief concept summary of a disaster-relatedfunction, team, or capability.Level 2 SOP: A complete reference document detailingthe procedures for performing a single function(Standard Operating Procedure), or a number ofinterdependent functions (Ops Manual).
Level 3 Field Operations Guide (FOG ): A durable pocket guide, containing essential nuts-and-boltinformation needed to perform specific assignments or functions.
Level 4Job Aid: A checklist or other aid for job performance or job training.This document is consistent with and supports the Federal Response Planfor implementation of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief andEmergencyAssistance Act, 42 U.S.C. § 5121,
et seq.
The most current copy of this document, including any change pages, isavailable through the FEMA Intranet in the National Emergency ManagementInformation System (NEMIS) Reference Lbrary (http://nemis.fema.net),under Response and Recovery/Policies and Guidance, Disaster OperationsGuidance.
15 Sep 2006 US&R-23-FG 2
This Rescue Field Operations Guide has been prepared to guideDepartment of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal EmergencyManagement Agency (FEMA) Rescue personnel during Federaldisaster response operations.The National Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) ResponseSystem provides for the coordination, development, andmaintenance of the Federal effort with resources to locate,extricate, and provide immediate medical treatment to victimstrapped in collapsed structures; and to conduct other life savingoperations.This guide is designed to supplement the National US&RResponse System Field Operations Guide, September 2003(US&R-23-FG) which provides the US&R Response Systemmethods of operation, organization, capabilities, and procedures inmobilization, on-site operations, and demobilization.This guide provides a detailed reference for performing RescueOperations. The content further elaborates on the content initiallyprovided in US&R-23-FG.Questions, comments, and suggested improvements related to thisdocument are encouraged. Inquiries, information, and requests foradditional copies should be directed in writing to the Department ofHomeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency,Response Division, Operations Branch, 500 C Street SW,Washington, DC 20472

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