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
Narrower Terms:Air Force Rescue Coordination Center
Related Terms:Coast Guard