Catastrophic Incident Search and Rescue Addendum to the National Search and Rescue Supplement to the International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue Manual [Version 2.0] [open pdf - 2MB]
"The National Response Framework (NRF) has been developed to provide guiding principles that enable all Federal response partners to prepare for and provide a unified national response to disasters and emergencies -- from the smallest incident to the largest catastrophe. The NRF's key principles include: engaged partnership; tiered response; scalable, flexible, and adaptable operational capabilities; and unity of effort through unified command, In support of these principles, the National Search and Rescue Committee (NSARC) has created the Catastrophic Incident Search and Rescue (CISAR) Addendum (Version 2.0) to the National Search and Rescue Supplement (NSS). Its purpose is to address the continuing process of national preparedness and response to catastrophic incidents in support of State, Tribal, Territorial, and local authorities. CISAR Addendum (Version 2.0) is intended to provide a concise description of the: Federal Government's civil search and rescue (SAR) response to catastrophic incidents; Guide Federal authorities involved in the response; and Inform States, Tribes, and Territories on what to expect when Federal SAR responders are requested to assist."