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CSA Z1620

1st Edition, 2015

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Core Competency Standards for ground search and rescue operations: Searcher, tem leader, and SAR manager

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Product Details:

  • Revision: 1st Edition, 2015
  • Published Date: January 2015
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: CSA Group (CSA)
  • Page Count: 106
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

The Standard provides core competency requirements for ground search and rescue (GSAR) operations for the three core roles of searcher, team leader, and SAR manager.


This Standard was developed to provide a foundation for interoperability and portability of GSAR skills within Canada. This Standard will facilitate training curriculum development and professional development planning so that competence is maintained and enhanced. This Standard is an important tool for documenting and communicating the knowledge, skills, and abilities for those involved in ground search and resuce operations and for evaluating performance. It provides a reference tool for multiple stakeholders and presents a starting point for meaningful discussion about the future direction of GSAR in Canada