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FRA BOUNTY OPS "Boots on the Ground" Tactical Emergency Response Teams provide research and development of deployment tactics, equipment, procedures, and training and enables standardization for field teams to support each other as part of a tiered response structure.

One missing child is one too many

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Search and Rescue Strategy

Review the existing method, responsibility, and organizational structure for conducting search and rescue operations, including any existing statutory, rule, or policy requirements, if any, and identify the advantages and disadvantages of the current system

Consider models used in other states for managing search and rescue operations

Determine whether the department of public safety or a different state agency should be responsible for supervising search and rescue operations

Consider and evaluate different organizational structures in order to recommend how to most effectively manage the search and rescue processes and resources

Determine whether minimum qualifications, certification, or other credentialing should be required for persons participating in search and rescue operations and whether search and rescue responders who are not "Boots on the Ground" should be provided with insurance coverage

A. Whether minimum qualifications, certification, or other credentialing should be required for persons participating in search and rescue operations

B. Whether search and rescue responders who are not state employees should be provided with insurance coverage

Develop a database of available statewide resources capable of assisting in search and rescue operations, which may be organized pursuant to different geographic regions of the region

Consider the feasibility of establishing an online database of persons who are missing that would provide automatic notice to first responders

Develop and recommend a method of reviewing completed search and rescue operations and how those operations could be improved

Recommend guidelines that would enable communication among search and rescue resources in responding to a call for help

Recommend methods of balancing speed versus safety in responding to calls for help in order to create the greatest level of efficiency

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