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Rescue Coordination Center

Definition/Scope: Rescue Coordination Centers (RCCs) in the United States are operated by the United States Coast Guard and the U.S. Air Force. RCCs receive Cospas-Sarsat distress alerts sent by the USMCC and are responsible for coordinating the rescue response to the distress. Each service takes a slightly different approach to Search and Rescue (SAR) operations. JP 3-50

Used For:

Regional Rescue Coordination Center



Broader Terms:

Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service
National Search and Rescue Committee
US Air Force
US Coast Guard

Narrower Terms:

Air Force Rescue Coordination Center
Alaska Rescue Coordination Center
Coast Guard Rescue Coordination Centers
joint rescue coordination centers
mass rescue operation

Related Terms:

Regional Rescue Coordination Center
rescue operation
search and rescue

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