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Follow the following links to presentations, forms, documents, and historical reports.
Digital Select Calling (DSC) Radios & Your MMSI
Aircraft Ditching and Water Survival Presentation
Search and Rescue is No Joke!
- About Hoax Distress Calls
If you See A Flare...
Brochures and Forms
EPIRB Fact Sheet
Beacon Registration Brochure
Digital Select Calling (DSC) Fact Sheet
USCG SAR Statistics
Land Search and Search Theory Report:
"Compatibility of Land SAR Procedures with Search Theory" Dec 2003
Land Search Sweep Widths Report:
"A Method for Determining Effective Sweep Widths for Land Searches" Sep 2002
Land SAR Sweep Width Report:
"Sweep Width Estimation for Ground Search and Rescue"
SAR Responder Risk Management
Operational Risk Management
, Commandant Instruction 3500.3, 23 Nov 1999
This instruction standardizes the Coast Guard's Operational Risk Management (ORM) policy and outlines procedures and responsibilities to implement it.
Team Coordination Training
Risk Management in Search and Rescue:
Presentation given at SARSCENE in 2007
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