Urban Search & Rescue Standard open for additional Public Comment period
The Urban Search & Rescue Standard by EMAP has been developed through a series of working group meetings with stakeholders from government, business and other sectors. Scalable yet rigorous, the Urban Search & Rescue Standard establishes criteria for the administration, operational, and logistical readiness of Urban Search and Rescue Teams (US&R) in support of the National Urban Search and Rescue Response.
The EMAP Technical Committee releases the revised draft Standard for public comment. The standard was revised based on the adjudication of all public comments received in March and April. Because of the substantial changes made to the Standard, the document along with the corresponding Annex and Appendix materials are open once again for the public to provide comments. All public comments will be adjudicated by the EMAP US&R Standards Workgroup in October and formally voted on by the EMAP consensus body, Technical Committee.