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Title 20 : Internal Security and Public Safety


Subchapter 002 : SEARCH AND RESCUE

(Cite as: 20 V.S.A. § 1843)
  • § 1843. Incident command system; training

    (a) The Commissioner shall ensure that all search and rescue operations are conducted using the incident command system in order to provide the seamless integration of all responding search and rescue agencies and organizations. Incident command is a standardized, on-scene approach to incident management that allows all responders to adopt a collaborative, integrated organizational structure while respecting agency and jurisdictional authorities.

    (b) All Search and Rescue Team members within the Department of Public Safety shall maintain equipment standards and high-level search and rescue training and training on the incident command system as established by the Search and Rescue Council set forth in section 1847 of this subchapter. The Search and Rescue Team shall regularly conduct search and rescue training with collaborating agencies and organizations with the goal of continually refining search and rescue operations. (Added 2013, No. 26, § 1, eff. May 13, 2013.)