Optimal Alignment of Search and Rescue Response Posture with Historical Incident Occurrence
DRDC - Centre for Operational Research and Analysis Ottawa ON
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The Canadian Armed Forces CAF maintain a response posture to Search and Rescue SAR operations 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Recently, SAR squadrons maintained a 30-minute response posture RP30 for 40 hours hrs a week per resource aircraft type0800-1600hrs, Monday to Friday, and a 2-hour response posture RP2hrs for remaining hours. This report details the data, modeling and analysis for optimizing CAF SAR RP30 hours. Based on recent data, the report presents optimal RP30 schedules that maximize the alignment of CAFSAR response posture with the occurrence of distress or potential distress incidents.