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Released: 01.11.2020

ASTM F2209-20 - Standard Guide for Training of Land Search Team Member

Standard Guide for Training of Land Search Team Member

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Standard number:F2209-20
Keywords:equipment; land; personnel; rescue; SAR; search; team; training;

1.1 This guide establishes the minimum training requirements for land search personnel as it relates to their general, field, and search-specific knowledge and skills.

1.2 A Land Search Team Member searches on the surface of the land only, including urban or disaster areas that may be isolated or have lost supporting infrastructure.

1.3 This guide does not provide the minimum training requirements for searching in partially or fully collapsed structures, in or on water, in confined spaces, or underground (such as caves, mines, and tunnels).

1.4 Personnel trained to this guide are not qualified to perform rescue. No knots, rope, high angle or low angle litter, or other rescue skills are required of a Land Search Team Member.

1.5 Personnel trained to this guide are not qualified to operate in leadership positions.

1.6 Land Search Team Members are eligible to be members of Category: Land Search, and Category: Untrained, search teams or crews, as defined in Classification F1993.

1.6.1 Category: Land Search teams which may utilize personnel trained to this guide are: Kind: Non-Wilderness; Kind: Wilderness; Kind: Mountainous; Kind: Alpine.

1.7 Further training may be required before a Land Search Team Member can participate on a particular Kind of search team, depending on local needs, regulations, or policies of the authority having jurisdiction.

1.8 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.9 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.