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Released: 01.07.2022

ASTM F2685-14R22 - Standard Guide for Training of a Land Search Team Leader (STL)

Standard Guide for Training of a Land Search Team Leader (STL)

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Standard number:F2685-14R22
Keywords:experience; leadership; search; wilderness;

1.1 This guide establishes the minimum training standard for Land Search Team Leaders as it relates to their general, field, and search-specific knowledge, skills, and experience.

1.2 A Land Search Team Leader 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 in caves, mines, and tunnels).

1.4 No knots, rope, litter, or other rescue skills are required of a Land Search Team Leader.

1.5 A Land Search Team Leader can be utilized as a field team leader, a single resource for sign cutting, a support person for a canine search team, and to establish search area boundaries in the field.

1.6 A Land Search Team Leader is eligible to supervise Type II search teams or crews as defined in Classification F1993. Type II teams which may utilize personnel trained to this standard are:

1.6.1 Kind A (wilderness);

1.6.2 Kind B (urban);

1.6.3 Kind C (mountainous);

1.6.4 Kind J (evidence/cadaver);

1.6.5 King K (missing aircraft).

1.7 Further training may be required before a Land Search Team Leader can participate on a particular kind of search team, depending on the AHJ’s regulations or policies.

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.