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United States Search and Rescue Publications

U.S. National Search and Rescue Committee (NSARC) Interagency Agreement--2007
This Agreement provides for a federal-level Committee to coordinate civil search and rescue (SAR) matters of interagency interest within the United States.

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National Search and Rescue Plan of the United States -- 2007
The National Search and Rescue Plan of the United States coordinates search and rescue (SAR) services to meet domestic needs and international commitments, as well as assign SAR Coordinator responsibilities for the U.S. aeronautical and maritime SAR Regions.

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U.S. National Search and Rescue Supplement to the IAMSAR Manual
This National Search and rescue Supplement (NSS), prepared under the direction of hte National Search and Rescue Committee (NSARC), guidance to Federal Agencies concerning implementation of the National Search and Rescue Plan (NSP). The NSS provides specific additional national standards and guidance that build upon the baseline established by the International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) Manual.

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(NOTE: International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue Manual (IAMSAR) NSARC has adopted the International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue Manual (IAMSAR) as the primary guidance for federal conduct of civil search and rescue.  The IAMSAR Manual is sponsored jointly by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).  It consists of a three volume set:  Volume I is Organization and Management; Volume II is Mission Co-ordination; & Volume III is Mobile Facilities)

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