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Search and Rescue Officer

Search and Rescue Officer (SAR)
CAPR 20-1, p. 29

Assists the ES officer in managing and directing search and rescue activities.  They shall: 

            Develop SAR agreements with state emergency management officials and other CAP units, if needed. 

            Know CAP SAR responsibilities in areas of operation. 

            Develop a unit SAR force that is capable of responding to request from the appropriate Rescue Coordination Centers or other responsible agencies. 

            Ensure the SAR training program is adequate. 

            Develop operational procedures for rapid alerting and assembling of SAR task force personnel.

            Coordinate wing SAR evaluations, training missions, and exercises. 

The search and rescue officer should be familiar with CAPR 50-15, CAPR 55-1, CAPR 60-1, CAPP 213 and CAPP 2.