SEARCH AND RESCUE
1. One lap around the house: when is it OK to enter? where?
2. Turning off utilities: TAG the gas meter with info about all 3
3. Feel the door for heat. MARK the door with half an X upon
4. Enter and shout: take walking wounded to the staging area (or
have them taken there)
5. Stay together with a minimum of 2 rescuers. If 4, 2 upstairs,
6. Search right to left (counter-clockwise).
the ABC’s on everyone as you search: Airway, Bleeding,
and Shock (C =
those 3 things immediately on the spot.
8. Regroup with all rescuers in the house and decide
9. Go back according to your decisions and do head-to-toe
evaluations on everyone,
treating whatever is essential for victim safety
TRIAGE, LABEL, TREAT, REMOVE (if best).
*If you are having to deal with something that is
over your head,
consult with other group members
and if necessary call in to Command Central to see
if they can send in
more professional help or to
see what resources are available.
10. DOCUMENT, DOCUMENT, DOCUMENT.
11. Mark the other half of the X on the door on the way out. A
square around the X
means “unsafe to enter”.
What injuries might you find? Are they
immediate or delayed? What treatment is essential inside the house?
1. rotate down gradually
4. Watch your partner and other rescuers for signs of emotional
and psychological trauma and fatigue.