Task Statement for Military Occupational Structure Identification - 00101 Search and Rescue Technician

A-MD-154-000/FP-000 - Appendix 1, Annex D

MOSID  00101 - Search and Rescue Technician (SAR TECH)

General Duties:

SAR TECH shall perform duties related to search and rescue operations by:

  • penetrating wilderness areas by parachute, rappelling, climbing, back-packing and using all terrain vehicles;
  • performing water rescues wearing compressed air breathing apparatus (CABA); and
  • providing life-saving and sustaining medical care.

Duties are carried out in all environments.

MOSID Related Duties

Circle the X for each task that Mbr is UNABLE or UNFIT to perform.

1. Conduct parachute operations day or night over water and all types of terrain.   X X X X X
2. Move casualties by improvised and standard stretcher for long distances (one end of shared loads of 90 Kg). X X X X X
3. Conduct hoisting / rappelling action from helicopter over sea and all types of terrain.   X X X X X
4. Conduct diving operations using CABA.   X X X X X
5. Dispatch SAR equipment from low flying aircraft (A/C) while working around open doors or ramps.   X X X X X
6. Conduct mountain rescue operations by climbing rock or ice formations on foot with heavy packs.   X X X X X
7. Wear personal survival equipment of 12 Kg while airborne, 12 hours per day.       X X X
8. Load equipment weighing up to 40 Kg onto A/C lifting 1.5 m from ground to A/C.   X X X X X
9. Respond to in-flight emergencies including fire fighting.   X X X X X
10. Remainhighly alert for up to 20 hour per day.   X X X X X
11. Endure up to 8 hours of low level flying in bad weather conducting search ops.   X X X X X
12. Endure emotional stress of conducting triage in mass casualty situations and when handling human remains.   X X X X X
13. Endure immersion in cold water when rescuing victims (includes swimming to, harnessing and being hoisted to a helicopter with the victim).   X  X X X X
14. Endure high noise, vibration and heat inherent in A/C operations.   X X  X X X


 Ch 1995

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