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National Search and Rescue Plan

Definition/Scope: (JP 3-50) The National Search and Rescue Plan, NSP, is a plan that is formulated and maintained for the purpose of coordinating civil SAR services to meet both the domestic and international commitments of the Unites States Government, USG, and to document related basic national policies. The plan is intended to integrate all available resources into a cooperative network for greater protection of life and property, to ensure greater efficiency and economy, and to provide guidance for the development of SAR-related systems. The NSP integrates the US civil SAR system into the global SAR system. The DOD, as a signatory to the NSP, contributes to the national and international goal of using all available resources for civil SAR.

Used For:

personnel recovery



Broader Terms:

Defense Department
Department of Homeland Security
Homeland Security Presidential Directive - 5
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Incident Management System
National Response Framework

Narrower Terms:

Air Force Rescue Coordination Center
Alaska Rescue Coordination Center
major disaster
mass rescue operation
National Emergency Services Academy
National Search and Rescue Committee
National Search and Rescue Supplement
personnel recovery
Regional Rescue Coordination Center
rescue operation

Related Terms:

Coast Guard
Federal Emergency Management Agency
International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue
Joint Personnel Recovery Center
personnel recovery

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