Specialist resources: Search

Control Measure Knowledge

Search specialists can bring a wide range of skills and equipment to assist with searches. This can include resources from:

  • Fire and rescue services
  • National Resilience capabilities, including urban search and rescue (USAR)
  • External resources, including Category 1 and Category 2 responders

When carrying out an initial survey, or while en route to the incident, consideration should be given to the benefits of requesting specialist search resources at an early stage. Resources could include:

  • Canine search teams from:
    • Police
    • Fire and rescue service
    • Urban search and rescue (USAR)
  • Aerial resources, including:
    • Drones (classified as a type of unmanned aircraft by the Civil Aviation Authority)
    • Helicopters
    • Audio or visual equipment

Strategic Actions

Tactical Actions