ASTM F2685 - 14 - Standard Guide for Training of a Land Search Team Leader (STL)

ASTM F2685 - 14

Standard Guide for Training of a Land Search Team Leader (STL)

Status : Current   Published : January 2014



1.1 This guide establishes the minimum training standard for Land Search Team Leaders as it relates to their general, field, and search-specific knowledge, skills, and experience.

1.2 A Land Search Team Leader searches on the surface of the land only, including urban or disaster areas that may be isolated or have lost supporting infrastructure.

1.3 This guide does not provide the minimum training requirements for searching in partially or fully collapsed structures, in or on water, in confined spaces, or underground (such as in caves, mines, and tunnels).

1.4 No knots, rope, litter, or other rescue skills are required of a Land Search Team Leader.

1.5 A Land Search Team Leader can be utilized as a field team leader, a single resource for sign cutting, a support person for a canine search team, and to establish search area boundaries in the field.

1.6 A Land Search Team Leader is eligible to supervise Type II search teams or crews as defined in Classification F1993. Type II teams which may utilize personnel trained to this standard are:

1.6.1 Kind A (wilderness);

1.6.2 Kind B (urban);

1.6.3 Kind C (mountainous);

1.6.4 Kind J (evidence/cadaver);

1.6.5 King K (missing aircraft).

1.7 Further training may be required before a Land Search Team Leader can participate on a particular kind of search team, depending on the AHJ’s regulations or policies.

1.8  This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory requirements prior to use.

Standard NumberASTM F2685 - 14
TitleStandard Guide for Training of a Land Search Team Leader (STL)
Publication Date05 January 2014
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Descriptors Experience, Leadership, Search, Wilderness
File Size0 KB

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