Acronyms and Definitions
CPR- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
KCSARA- King County Search and Rescue Association
KCSO- King County Sheriffs Office
NWHSAR- Northwest Horseback Search and Rescue
RCW- Revised Code of Washington
SAR- Search and Rescue
WAC- Washington Administrative Code
Search and Rescue:
The acts of searching for, rescuing, or recovering any person who becomes lost, injured, or is killed while outdoors or as a result of a natural, technological, or human caused disaster including searches for downed aircraft and urban search and rescue.
Means a distinct assignment of personnel and equipment to achieve a set of tasks related to an incident, emergency, disaster or search and rescue operation that occurs under the direction and control of a local authorized official (WAC118-04-060 (10)).
Includes reasonable transit time to and from the mission.
Means a planned, non-emergency activity for the development, maintenance or upgrading of emergency worker skills (WAC118-04-060 (11)).
Consists of the Executive Board, Operations Leaders and team leaders minus the investigating officer.