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SEARCH AND RESCUE. Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre. Awareness and Initial Actions. National SAR System. Victoria Search and Rescue Region and Adjoining Search and Rescue Regions. JRCC Controller Duties and Responsibilities. Requests for assistance can come from anywhere, similar to 911

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joint rescue co ordination centre
Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre

Awareness and Initial Actions

jrcc controller duties and responsibilities
JRCC Controller Duties and Responsibilities
  • Requests for assistance can come from anywhere, similar to 911
  • Investigate, evaluate and consider the facts and circumstances to determine a course of action to resolve the incident
  • Detect and dispatch, matching the tasking at hand to a suitable and available resource
incident classification
Incident Classification
  • Marine Incident
    • Original vehicle operates on water
  • Air incident
    • Involves manned aircraft regardless of where aircraft came to rest
  • Humanitarian
    • Medivacs, missing persons, civilian assistance, enforcement
getting the call
Getting the Call
  • Telephone, Pager, Radio
  • JRCC
    • 1-800-567-5111
  • MCTS
    • VHF 16, *16
  • 911
getting the info
Getting the info
  • Checklists
  • Initial tasking information

SAR Vessel Capabilities

  • All SAR marine resources must be capable of:
    • Incident detection & search capability
    • Survivor Recovery
    • Firefighting
    • Towing
    • Salvage & damage control
  • To what extent they can carry out these tasks is a function of their size and crew training.

SAR Vessel Characteristics

  • Type 600/1050 - Narwhal, John Tully
  • Large SAR cutter/high endurance
  • All weather patrol
  • Offshore operations

SAR Vessel Characteristics

  • Type 500 - Gordon Reid, Tanu
  • Intermediate SAR cutter/medium endurance
  • Moderate weather patrol
  • Close offshore operations

SAR Vessel Characteristics

  • Type 400 - Arrow Post, Pt. Henry
  • Small Cutter/station mode
  • Medium range/moderate speed
  • Semi sheltered waters operations
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Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre

Search Planning and Operations

Creeping Line SearchUsed when search object is more likelyto be at one end of search area than the other


sector search used when there is a high likelihood that search object is at datum
Sector SearchUsed when there is a high likelihood that search objectis at datum.

each turn is 120 degrees



2 TS

Search Unit passes repeatedly through datum.

expanding square search used when there is a high likelihood that search object is at datum

5 TS

Each turn is

90 degrees.

3 TS

1 TS

5 TS

3 TS

1 TS

2 TS

4 TS

6 TS

2 TS

4 TS

6 TS

Expanding Square SearchUsed when there is a high likelihood that search objectis at datum.


  • Align search legs
  • with cardinal points
  • Carry two DMB’s
barrier search used in areas of rapid current usually a river or confined space
Barrier SearchUsed in areas of rapid current, usually a river or confined space.


  • Pick landmarks to
  • steer on.
  • SRU must be angled to
  • stem current
  • OSC usually takes this search
  • if it’s a multi-unit search
  • Main search areas upcurrent

Search Area

shoreline search a favourite for rhi s

Surge Channel

Shoreline SearchA favourite for RHI’s

Boulder Beach

Sandy Beach





  • SRU must stay within beam sighting
  • distance of beach.
  • All possibilities must be investigated.
  • Safety of walking Search Units



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Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre

Rescue Planning and Operations

what is risk management
What is Risk Management?
  • A process by which we can maintain an acceptable level of safety during the operation
  • Safety
    • The identification and control of risk
  • Risk Management
    • The identification and control of risk, according to a set of preconceived parameters

Stop Stop outside of the event zone (100 feet in most marine situations).

Assess Everybody observes, being careful to only discuss their observations and not plans.

Plan Everybody gets input on the plan but the leader has the last say. The leader assigns tasks and clarifies each team member’s role. When everyone acknowledges the plan, the team can approach.

mission analysis
Mission Analysis
  • organize team to meet mission objectives
  • allocate resources to critical tasks
  • monitor teams and environment, and adjust resources as necessary
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Mission Analysis
  • define tasks
  • verify data
  • discuss objectives
  • assess risk: safety risks, evaluate loss potential
  • assemble plan
  • critique plan
  • The potential loss from unplanned events
    • Injury, occupational illness or death
    • Equipment damage
    • Mission degradation
    • Reduced moral
    • Adverse publicity
    • Administrative and/or disciplinary actions
operational risk assessment


Getting Underway

Harbour Transit

Mission Operations



Risk assessed for transit and mission

Reassess Risk

Reassess Risk

Reassess transit and Mission Risks

Reassess risk to resources

Operational Risk Assessment