Volunteer and other organizations that provide emergency rescue operations and/or lifesaving activities for people who are stranded, lost, accident victims, or exposed to other life-threatening dangers. Included may be organizations that participate in air rescue, mountain rescue, sea rescue, ski rescue, traffic accident rescue and urban search and rescue operations.
Key words: 911; Air Rescue; Lifeguards; Beach Rescue; Dive Rescue; K-9 Search and Rescue; Mountain Rescue; Rescue Squads; Sea Rescue; Search and Rescue; Search Dogs; Ski Patrol; Ski Rescue; Swift Water Rescue; Traffic Accident Rescue; Underwater Search/Rescue/Recovery; Urban Search and Rescue; Wilderness Rescue; (rev 2007) Civil Air Patrol
Scope notes: USE this code for organizations that lead or participate in search & rescue missions only. The operative word for these organizations is "search".
Excludes: Emergency medical care and transport, first aid squads, USE E62.
See also: Emergency Medical Transport; Health Support