|dbS Productions is pleased to spearhead the International
Search & Rescue Incident Database (ISRID) as part of a USDA grant which
allowed the collection and analysis of SAR statistics from around the world.
The grant is finished and the first results are published in the book
Lost Person Behavior by Robert J. Koester. New probability of area (POA) and survivability computer models will be
developed that are specific to subject type, eco-region, terrain,
land-features, and several other factors. Several new subject types
have been reported in greater detail bringing the total to
41 subject categories. Over
50,000 SAR incidents have already been
collected. Data has been collected from Australia, Canada, New
Zealand, South Africa, Switzerland, United
Kingdom, and the USA. Additional countries and states are
still expected to contribute data soon.
While a lot of data has already
been collected, additional data is still needed from selected eco-regions.
The project is especially looking for SAR cases from the following
eco-regions; all of the cold domains (icecap, tundra, and sub artic), warm
continental (US Northeast), Prairie (US great plains, NZ Canterbury Plains),
Mediterranean (California, countries around the Mediterranean),
Tropical/Subtropical Steppe (Texas, New Mexico), Tropical/Subtropical Desert
(Southwest desert in California, Arizona, Australia), Savanna (Tropics), and
Rainforest (Tropics). In fact, more data is needed from every area.
If you are interested in providing data please contact us first, for
Download SAR Data Collection Spreadsheet
If you are interested in participating please read carefully:
1. Click here to determine if
data from your state/province or country has already been collected.
2. Right-click to download blank
3. Spreadsheet has comment boxes to help fill it in.
4. Return spreadsheet to Robert @ dbs-sar.com
Work is currently
underway to update and develop a new user friendly method of collecting and