Nearshore Search Procedures

TitleNearshore Search Procedures
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsBass, BD
Conference NameInternational Medical-Rescue Conference
Date Published09/1997
PublisherInternational Life Saving Federation
Conference LocationSan Diego, California, USA
Call Number02
Other Numbers008
Keywordsnearshore, search
Abstract

A survey of emergency training agencies across the U.S. demonstrates the obscurity of formal education in the subject of nearshore search procedures. Although individual experts are available to teach this subject, a meaningful course curriculum is hard to come by. Why? Probably because most searches take place in inland waters such as lakes and rivers. Its also probable that the physical requirements of these types of searches are so great that the client base for such training is low relative to calm water searches. With this in mind the following information is a result of many years of experimentation and sharing of information with other agencies. They are proven methods.