National Institute for Urban Search and Rescue Offers Support to SAR Operations
Despite the best efforts of numerous state-sponsored government agencies, search and rescue operations in the face of large-scale disasters may still be inadequate. Lois Clark McCoy, the Founding President of The National Institute for Urban Search & Rescue, discusses the organization’s efforts to improve national SAR efforts.
SAR in Canada and Operational Challenges
Download Capt Jean Leroux, CH149 Chief Check Pilot's 2013 Presentation
The Challenges of Working in an Urban Joint SAR Environment
IDGA speaks with Mike McCaffree, Program Manager for FEMA’s Urban Search and Rescue Task Force in Washington, DC, about the unique challenges faced in JSAR efforts within an urban setting. Mr. McCaffree explains how these challenges can best be addressed, and discusses the importance of interoperability in JSAR efforts.
Developments from the Netherlands Air Force - John Van der Loo, Senior Lieutenant 1st Class, 860 SQN
• The introduction of NH90NFH within the Dutch Armed Forces
• An overview of general capabilities of the NH90NFH
• The use of NH90NFH for SAR operations in The Netherlands
Coast Guard Refining Search and Rescue Coordination and Response
IDGA speaks with Richard Button, Chief of the Coordination Division in the Office of Search and Rescue for the U.S. Coast Guard and Secretary of National SAR Committee, about the challenges faced when conducting cooperative search and rescue efforts.
Portuguese Search & Rescue – Anticipating the risks, enhancing the response
• The Portuguese challenge to monitor and act efficiently inside its 6 million km2 maritime SAR area
• Integrating the maritime picture and a wide variety data sources, relevant to SAR Ops
• The use of new technological solutions, IAMSAR oriented, to reduce the daily basis workload of MRCC staff, providing a better decision making process and support tools
Lieutenant-Commander Pedro Coelho Dias, Deputy Manager, Rescue Co-ordination Centre, MRCC Lisboa, Portuguese Navy
Improving Emergency Management and Crisis Response in Africa
This dynamic article explores the latest improvements in Disaster Management response in Africa.