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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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Welsh urban search-and-rescue team manager Eric Bellew said: "The hard work in terms of training, which the Welsh fire and rescue services urban search and rescue team undertakes to serve the local community, has clear benefits to the international community when disaster strikes.
Sprague's Sprockets, a team of two boys and two girls, waited nervously for its turn at the search-and-rescue station as the RoboCup Junior competition got under way.
Written specifically to aid those who seek to train a skilled and valuable search-and-rescue dog, one who can use its nose to find people who are lost or in trouble, On The Trail
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In the May 2 Nature, he and his colleagues predict their accomplishment could inspire novel approaches to land mine detection or search-and-rescue missions.
Well-known Japanese author Ayako Sono on Thursday presided over the donation of 300 million yen (about NT$86 million) from the charitable Nippon Foundation that she chairs to equip and train Taiwan firefighters as well as volunteer search-and-rescue teams.
Fishermen in many regions applaud the Guard's search-and-rescue efforts.
In fact, only about 7 percent of search-and-rescue costs are rescuing mountain climbers.
search-and-rescue team and again with the post-disaster study team.