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search and rescue

The use of aircraft, surface craft (land or water), submarines, specialized rescue teams, and equipment to search for and rescue personnel in distress on land or at sea. Also called SAR. See also combat search and rescue; combat search and rescue mission coordinator; component search and rescue controller; isolated personnel; joint combat search and rescue operation; joint search and rescue center; joint search and rescue center director; rescue coordination center; search and rescue mission coordinator.
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The UAE's Urban Search and Rescue team responded to the disaster by dispatching one of Maximus's Ilyushin IL-76TD aircraft to Padang, shortly after the earthquake struck.
In a state the size of Alaska, landscapes are bigger and grander and emergency search and rescue resources are stretched thin.
Members of the West Midlands Fire Service International Search and Rescue (ISAR) team use it to train in urban search and rescue techniques which are vital in the aftermath of earthquakes and other disaster situations.
In the foreword, Sheila Booth describes a change in the awareness of search and rescue dogs after the tragic events on that day, and how in the mind of the public the dogs who were so much a part of the work at the World Trade Center incident became heroes.
Meisner Acrylic Casting created approximately 300 fiberglass dogs using live models of German Shepherds, which are the most common breed for search and rescue efforts.
Due to the Kobe earthquake, Oklahoma City bombing, and other disasters, the RoboCup community selected the search and rescue mission as their second application domain, one with significant potential societal benefits.
Training for Search and Rescue begins when the dogs are aged between 18 months and two years old, and takes two years to complete.
Now, however, rescuers in some areas, including Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, Utah and Wyoming, can turn to state funds that have been earmarked for search and rescue efforts.
While still in its infancy, forensic diving has made many contributions to law enforcement in search and rescue operations.
g s gs The pair's new qualifications bring Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland North's (SARDA IN) team to six dogs covering four specialist areas.
An urban Search and Rescue team also demonstrated the use of special equipment.
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