Page updated: 27 November 2020
Planning is the third stage of a SAR operation. It focuses on developing and confirming a variety of plans to support the creation of an Incident Action Plan.
The Incident Action Plan (IAP) is an overarching plan. It brings together different areas of search and rescue activity and documents how these areas will work together to achieve the operation’s goal. The Incident Action Plan also includes sub-plans including:
To create an appropriate Incident Action Plan, Incident Controllers need to complete other activities.
These activities include: