Fundamentals of Search and Rescue Seventh Edition


ISBN: 9781449642730

Second Edition

National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR)


Fundamentals of Search and Rescue (FUNSAR), Second Edition is a comprehensive resource for new and experienced search and rescue (SAR) personnel. Providing an overview of all aspects of search and rescue procedures and equipment, FUNSAR teaches the essential techniques employed by nearly all successful search and rescue personnel. FUNSAR offers an in-depth and practical approach to search and rescue and is recommended for all emergency responders.
The Second Edition has been fully updated to meet the needs of today’s SAR personnel, highlighting the most current equipment and technology and focusing on proven and effective search and rescue techniques. All areas of search and rescue are covered, from choosing the best clothing and footwear for the environment, to packing light and improvising, to tracking and locating subjects. Ideal for both paid and volunteer professionals, this essential resource combines dynamic features with the latest and most comprehensive content.
Dynamic Features
Search and Rescue Tips reinforce key information for conducting SAR operations
Safety Tips alert SAR personnel to both expected and potentially unanticipated hazards
Listed resources provide suggestions for further study of each chapter’s topics
Full-color photos and illustrations support and help clarify the text
Comprehensive Content
Guidelines to ensure SAR personnel are both physically and mentally prepared for search and rescue
Important legal and ethical considerations for search and rescue
A wide variety of SAR equipment, clothing, and technology, and when each should be used
Survival and improvisational methods in various environments
Tracking methods and navigation tools

  • Section  1  Search and Rescue Overview
  •   Chapter  1  Overview of Land Search and Rescue
  •   Chapter  2  Search and Rescue Systems
  •   Chapter  3  Incident Management
  •   Chapter  4  Legal Aspects of Search and Rescue
  • Section  2  Support Information, Skills, and Equipment
  •   Chapter  5  Physiology and Fitness
  •   Chapter  6  Survival and Improvisation
  •   Chapter  7  Search and Rescue Clothing
  •   Chapter  8  Safety in SAR Environments
  •   Chapter  9  The Ready Pack and Personal Equipment
  •   Chapter  10  Maps and Navigation
  •   Chapter  11  Resources and Technology
  •   Chapter  12  Foot Travel for SAR Personnel
  •   Chapter  13  Tracking
  • Section  3  Search and Rescue Operations
  •   Chapter  14  Principles of Search and Related Issues
  •   Chapter  15  Search Operations
  •   Chapter  16  Rescue

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