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Ground Team Reference Guide

Ground Team Reference Guide

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Emergency Services
Emergency Services

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Ground Team Member& LeaderReference TextRevised April 2003
Developed as part of the National EmergencyServices Curriculum Project
 
 
 
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
 Description PageTable of Contents................................................................................................................................................iIntroduction.........................................................................................................................................................iiChapter 1 - SAR is an Emergency.....................................................................................................................1Chapter 2 - Gear Types & Usage .....................................................................................................................4Chapter 3 - Vehicle Inspection and Clearance................................................................................................17Chapter 4 - Natural Hazards, Field Sanitation, & Campsite Selection.........................................................19Chapter 5 - Land Navigation .............................................................................................................................28Chapter 6 - Electronic Direction Finding .........................................................................................................43Chapter 7 - Land Search Methods....................................................................................................................46Chapter 8 - Knots, Ropes, & Stretchers...........................................................................................................60Chapter 9 - Land Survival...................................................................................................................................68Chapter 10 - Air-Ground Signaling...................................................................................................................77Chapter 11 - Helicopter Operations..................................................................................................................84Chapter 12 - Legal Issues in SAR.....................................................................................................................89Chapter 13 - Emergency Services Forms..........................................................................................................92Chapter 14 - Interviewing Techniques.............................................................................................................94Chapter 15 - Scene Management......................................................................................................................98Chapter 16 - Bloodborne Pathogens................................................................................................................105Chapter 17 - Activating the SAR System........................................................................................................112Chapter 18 - Starting the Search........................................................................................................................117Chapter 19 - Managing the Search Process....................................................................................................120Chapter 20 - Starting A Search Team...............................................................................................................124Chapter 21 - Computers in SAR........................................................................................................................126Chapter 22 - Critical Incident Stress.................................................................................................................128Chapter 23 - Continuing Education..................................................................................................................130Attachment A - Gear Fill-in form.......................................................................................................................132Attachment B - Helicopter Marshalling Signals.............................................................................................133Attachment C - Map Tools................................................................................................................................136Attachment D - CAP Grid System.....................................................................................................................137Bibliography.........................................................................................................................................................160Comment and Suggestions................................................................................................................................161

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