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The Incident Action Plan (IAP) is an overarching plan. It brings together the high-level elements of planned search and rescue activities in a simple document.
Your Incident Action Plan needs to outline how you will use SAR resources to achieve an overall objective (for example, finding and rescuing the subject). Include specific objectives and strategies to achieve those objectives in your Incident Action Plan.
Read the NZSAR forms for Incident Action Plans (below) to find out the high-level information you need to include.
At a minimum, you should include:
These sub-plans include:
Document the Incident Action Plan (see links above).
Review the Incident Action Plan constantly, and update it each time an objective has been achieved.
Continue to review and update the Incident Action Plan until either: