Prepared for Mike | Delivered May 10, 2020
Natural Disaster Preparedness and Response Market
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To determine spending on search and rescue and who pays. In addition, a general overview of the number or composition of search and rescue in the US.
The US Government, under the Department of Homeland Security, created a
search and rescue task force
Lost N Missing
of New Hampshire has compiled a list of some search and rescue organizations in the US.
states, "SAR operations in the United States are a patchwork." They continue by explaining a rescue may be a matter of hours or days and a myriad of organizations may come to the rescue, from volunteers to government support.
many types of search and rescue teams
in the US. "Though there are a few professional search and rescue organizations, most of these teams are volunteer", reports Sky Above Us. They also explain that volunteers sometimes cover their costs for gear and training.
International Maritime Rescue
organization lists some programs and provides a wealth of information on the subject for further research.
Canadian database provides a searchable listing
of search and rescue operations located across the globe.
In Colorado, "the
Colorado Outdoor Recreation Search and Rescue
card, known as CORSAR – a program that allows people to purchase a card that goes into a fund that the state of Colorado uses to reimburse teams for costs incurred in search and rescue missions."
Mother Nature Network
reports in addition to the SAR cards, "several U.S. companies even offer rescue insurance for those that partake in outdoor activities."
When in an emergency situation in a national park, the
government typically pays the bill
for search and rescue. As well, the Coast Guard pays for sea based missions.
state operations are funded
through license registration fees, the common shortfall leaving departments to make up the rest through general funds.
states, "In at least six states, climbers, hikers, and pretty much anyone who requires rescue in the outdoors could be forced to foot the bill if they need to be saved."
details the funding
for the Coast Guard, National Parks Service, and Sheriff's offices.