Mass Rescue Operations Planning Guidance
Type of Document: Reference Document, Procedure
The purpose of this planning guidance is to assist those in developing plans for mass rescue operations in the maritime or navigable waterway environment. Mass rescues could be the result of a ship, aircraft, rail, roadway or natural disaster incident. In any case, the sequence of priority in major multi-mission incidents must be lifesaving, environmental protection, and then property protection. The intent of this planning guidance is to also generate consistency, raise awareness, identify stakeholders, and provide continuity between existing emergency plans.