National Search and Rescue Supplement
Definition/Scope: The National Search and Rescue Supplement (NSS), prepared under the direction of the National Search and Rescue Committee (NSARC), provides guidance to federal agencies concerning implementation of the National Search and Rescue Plan (NSP). The NSS provides specific additional national standards and guidance that build upon the baseline established by the International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) Manual. The IAMSAR Manual is a three-volume set published jointly by both the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for use by all countries. The NSS provides guidance to all federal forces, military and civilian, that support civil search and rescue (SAR) operations.
Broader Terms:Department of Defense
Narrower Terms:personnel recovery
Related Terms:International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue