A textbook for Incident commanders, command staff, operations section chief, planning section chief, and base positions. This is the only book that clearly answers the question; what am I suppose to do now? Incident Commanders will find the secret of success and common problems to avoid. Great attention is paid to process management and control. Includes the special topics of adaptation of the Incident Command System for SAR, managing information systems and protocols, ground operations for aircraft, National Track Analysis Program interpretation, specialized resource utilization and planning factors, high level legal implications, fatigue, extensive appendices, and more. For anyone who has ever taken a SAR Management course, this is the next step.Biografía del autor:
Robert J. Koester first joined the Appalachian Search & Rescue Conference in 1981 and since then has participated in hundreds of searches. He holds a Master of Science degree in biology (neurobiolo-gy) from the University of Virginia. His contributions to search and rescue include seminal research on lost person behavior (with emphasis on dementia), probability of detection, missing aircraft, and the creation of the International Search and Rescue Incident Database (ISRID). He is a Search Mission Coordinator and instructor for the Virginia Department of Emergency Management and past-president of the Virginia Search and Rescue Council, Robert has also worked for the United States Coast Guard, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Park Service, and Federal Emergency Management Agency. Author of numerous books and articles on search rescue he has presented in Aruba, Australia, Canada, Iceland, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, the United Kingdom, and throughout the United States.
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