Urban Search and Rescue (US&R)
US&R involves the location, rescue (extrication), and initial medical stabilization of victims trapped in confined spaces. ourmeds.org
Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Task Force (US&R Team)
Federal asset that conducts physical search and rescue in collapsed buildings; provides emergency medical care to trapped victims; assesses and controls gas, electrical services, and hazardous materials (HazMat); and evaluates and stabilizes damaged structures. See Annex A: Federal Response Teams for more detailed information on this Federal Resource.