The officers of WMSAR have worked hard to enhance the search capabilities available to the Search Incident Commander. By obtaining the commitment of other volunteer resources to help during a ground search, WMSAR can bring increased capabilities to a search scene. Some of these resources are:
Operation under Incident Management System (IMS) previously known as Incident Command System (ICS) as used by the Police and Fire departments.
Assistance to the Incident Commander by providing a liason between himself and volunteers that arrive at the staging site.
Radio communications with teams (Primarily Ham bands), aircraft, and marine units.
Remote on site lap top computer generated and printed topographical maps and photo reproduction.
Regional K-9 search support from other teams. HRD, Air Scenting, and Trackers.
Helicopter and helicopter landing zone (LZ) support.
Fixed wing aircraft support.
Air boat support.