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ASTM F2794-09(R2020) pdf free download

ASTM F2794-09(R2020) pdf free download.Standard Guide for Level 1 (Basic) Mounted Search and Rescue (MSAR) Responder
1. Scope
1.1 This guide establishes the minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA) required for an MSAR responder and their equine during the deployment involving lost or missing per- sons and related non-technical rescue skills used to stabilize or minimize a missing person (subject) from remaining in peril. 1.2 MSAR users ofthe guide shall meet or hold the certified equivalent KSA defined in Guide F2209. 1.3 Users of this standard should, at minimum, have pre- existing basic horsemanship skills that are equivalent to what is published within: The United States Pony Club Manual of Horsemanship: Basics for Beginners/D Level (1). 2 1.4 Users of this standard should be aware of other MSAR standards, requirements, guidelines, policies, procedures, or protocols, or combinations thereof that have been established and which may be under the jurisdiction offederal, state, tribal, local, or other regional authorities (for examples of two (USA) state level MSAR standards, see Refs 2 and 3). 1.5 This standard is created without bias to the type of tack, gear, packs, first aid supplies, personal protective equipment (for self or equine), or riding discipline that is practiced by the MSAR responder. 1.6 This standard does not address the mounted evacuation of a subject, although an AHJ may determine when and if a mounted evacuation would be appropriate and what local protocols will be implemented. 1.7 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appro- priate safety, health, and environmental practices and deter- mine the applicability ofregulatory limitations prior to use. 1.8 This international standard was developed in accor- dance with internationally recognized principles on standard- ization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recom- mendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
3. Terminology
3.1 Definitions ofTerms Specific to This Standard: 3.1.1 ponying, n—the act of leading another equine while the rider is mounted on an equine 3.1.2 response region, n—the normal area of operation where MSAR responders primarily respond. Some local re- gions may also refer to such a response area as their “first due area” or may include potential for crossing county, state/ province or even national borders, or both. 3.1.3 tack, n—specialized gear or equipment attached to the MSAR equine, which could include bridle with reins, girth saddle, or saddle bags, or combinations thereof.
4. Significance and Use
4.1 This guide establishes minimum standards criteria for MSAR personnel. Users of this guide shall have the ability to be a self-supporting deployable resource (for self and equine) and should be self-supporting while at base camp for a minimum duration of 24 h. 4.2 At no time will this standard supersede any established protocol ofinternational, national, federal, state, tribal, local, or regional governments. 4.3 MSAR responders work with a variety of individuals and organizations, including law enforcement, fire and rescue, casual volunteers and family members of the missing sub- ject(s).4.4 This standard does not address the wearing of a riding helmet while deployed on an MSAR mission. However, users of this standard shall be aware that many AHJ’s require the wearing of riding helmets while deployed on an MSAR mission and out of area response may require wearing a riding helmet.
5. Performance Requirements (Procedures)
5.1 This standard does not address any particular species, breed, size, or gender of the equine family (the most common equines used in MSAR are horses and mules). All MSAR equines shall be in compliance of all regional veterinary requirements. However, the animal shall have the stamina for long hours of work under varied conditions of terrain and weather found within the response region. In order to be considered as an MSAR responder, the responder or equine or both shall be able to: 5.1.1 Equine to demonstrate the ability to be well- mannered, sociable, non-aggressive, and controllable in situa- tions involving individuals or crowds, noise, traffic, flashing lights, other equines, dogs or other domestic animals, and other distractions encountered. 5.1.2 Equine to demonstrate the ability to be transported between search sites easily with the ability to safely load and unload into and from a transportation rig/vehicle or trailer, and while deployed stand quietly while tethered. 5.1.3 Demonstrate the ability to work independently of other equines while under saddle, as well as with other equines. 5.1.4 Demonstrate the ability to willingly move forward in a variety of gaits (that is, walk, trot, rack, or canter, or combinations thereof) and stop on command by the rider. 5.1.5 Demonstrate the ability to turn left and right on command by the rider. 5.1.6 Demonstrate the ability to turn 180 degrees within close quarters by the rider.

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