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Course Outline

Mutual aid comprises logistics and support. Have mutual aid agreements with agencies that can assist when requested. Agencies can provide personnel, equipment, and technical advisors.

SAR Resources

Typed (I – IV) and credentialed teams meet specific criteria providing the AHJ with known team capabilities and resources. SAR resources can include:

  • VRSR and Rapid Intervention Teams
  • SAR Dogs and Animal Rescue Teams (ART)
  • Aerial – Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team (HART) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drones)
  • Public Safety Divers
  • Medical – Local EMS assets of Special Medical Response Team (SMRT)
  • Night Operations – Scene illuminations, night vision capabilities, thermal imaging and Forward Looking InfraRed (FLIR)
  • Force Protection – Law Enforcement
  • Rehab and Decon
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