Search and Rescue Manual by Assam Disaster Management

Search and rescue is a technical activity rendered by a group of specially trained personnel, who rescue and attend to the casualties under adverse conditions, where life is at threat. Search and rescue is organized in close cooperation with the community and in a team approach. The search and rescue activities are undertaken in two ways; 1. Community Local Rescuers: With adequate safety measures, rescue immediately after any natural calamities such as cyclone , flood, earthquake and fire in a community. 2. Outside Community Resources: Circumstances where the situation is grave and the local rescuers do not have required efficiency and equipments, then specialist assistance from outside the community is required.