Requirements For Ranger Status 

United States Search and Rescue Task Force Ranger applicants must have the following upon application.  This ensures a well-rounded expert in the emergency services field.   Upon acceptance...

Special Services Unit

The Special Services Unit of the United States Search and Rescue Task Force handles general community relations and other areas of responsibility that do not...

United States Search and Rescue Task Force

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Family  Disaster  Planning

Disaster can strike quickly and without warning. It can force you to evacuate your neighborhood or confine you to your home. What would you...

Ropes & Knots

United States Search and Rescue Task Force Ropes A rope is an indispensable lifeline for a climber, rescuer, etc.  It is one of the few elements...

EDUCATIONAL AND REFERENCE INFORMATION

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Community Emergency Response Team United States Department of Agriculture CERT Team upon completion of hands-on training Task Force Specialist Joseph Zajewski is pictured...

Topographical Map Basics

United States Search and Rescue Task Force What is a Topographic Map? A topographical map is a representation of the Earth, or part of it.  Traditionally,...

Hypothermia and Cold Weather Injuries

United States Search and Rescue Task Force How We Lose Heat to the Environment Radiation - loss of heat to the environment due to the...

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