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ARDA NIMS Requirements

The National Incident Management System.

  1. ICS 100
    Introduction to the Incident Command System
  2. ICS 200
    ICS for Single Resources and Inital Action Incidents
  3. ICS 700
    National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Intrrduction
  4. ICS 800
    National Response Framework, An Introduction
  5. ICS 809
    Emergency Support Function (ESF) #9 - Search and Rescue

ARDA Standards

page updated 06DEC2014

Section I - Ground Rules and Minimum Requirements (PDF, May 2011)

Section II - Area Search Certification Standard (PDF, Nov 2014)

Section III - Human Remains Detection Evaluation (PDF, June 2008)

Section V - ARDA Water Search Evaluation (PDF, June 2008)


Appendix A - Definitions (Coming Soon)

Appendix B - Approved Course List: Basic Field Skills and Search & Rescue Knowledge (PDF, May 2011)

Appendix C - Required Minimum Equipment (PDF, May 2011)

 

 

ARDA Evaluation Forms

  1. Area Search Evaluation Form  (PDF,Nov 2014)

 

ARDA Area Search Assessment Forms and Criteria

The preliminary assessments are strongly suggested, but not required, before taking the ARDA Air Scent Evaluations.

  1. Open Field Assessment Form (PDF,Nov 2014)
  2. Trail Assessment Form (PDF,Nov 2014)
  3. Light Brush Assessment Form (PDF,Nov 2014)
  4. Dense Brush Assessment Form (PDF,Nov 2014)
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