The Vermont Statutes Online
Subchapter 002 : SEARCH AND RESCUE(Cite as: 20 V.S.A. § 1841)
§ 1841. Definitions
As used in this chapter:
(1) "Public safety agency" means any municipal, county, or State agency or organization within the State that specializes in protecting the safety of the public and includes municipal police and fire departments, volunteer fire departments, county sheriffs, and constables who exercise law enforcement authority.
(2) "Search and rescue" means the deployment, coordination, and utilization of available resources and personnel in locating, relieving the distress, and preserving the lives of and removing persons who are missing or lost in the backcountry, remote areas, or waters of the State. (Added 2013, No. 26, § 1, eff. May 13, 2013.)