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while an aircraft is in flight, the aircraft can be
directed to an airport with this capability. The FAA
provides initial and refresher training for all handlers,
provides single purpose explosive detector dogs, and
requires that each team is annually evaluated in five

areas for FAA certification: aircraft (widebody and

narrowbody), vehicles, terminal, freight (cargo), and

luggage. If you desire this service, notify your

company or an FAA air traffic control facility.

b. The following list shows the locations of
current FAA K-9 teams:

TBL 6-2-1
FAA Sponsored Explosives Detection
Dog/Handler Team Locations

Airport Symbol Location

ATL Atlanta, Georgia

BHM Birmingham, Alabama

BOS Boston, Massachusetts
BUF Buffalo, New York
CLT Charlotte, North Carolina
ORD Chicago, Illinois
CVG Cincinnati, Ohio
DFW Dallas, Texas

DEN Denver, Colorado

DTW Detroit, Michigan
IAH Houston, Texas

JAX Jacksonville, Florida

MCI Kansas City, Missouri

LAX Los Angeles, California
MEM Memphis, Tennessee
MIA Miami, Florida
MKE Milwaukee, Wisconsin
MSY New Orleans, Louisiana
MCO Orlando, Florida

PHX Phoenix, Arizona

PIT Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
PDX Portland, Oregon
SLC Salt Lake City, Utah
SFO San Francisco, California
SJU San Juan, Puerto Rico
SEA Seattle, Washington

STL St. Louis, Missouri
TUS Tucson, Arizona
TUL Tulsa, Oklahoma

c. If due to weather or other considerations an

aircraft with a suspected hidden explosive problem

were to land or intended to land at an airport other

than those listed in b above, it is recommended that

they call the FAA's Washington Operations Center
(telephone 202-267-3333, if appropriate) or have an
air traffic facility with which you can communicate
contact the above center requesting assistance.

6-2-6. Search and Rescue

a. General. SAR is a lifesaving service provided
through the combined efforts of the federal agencies

signatory to the National SAR Plan, and the agencies

responsible for SAR within each state. Operational
resources are provided by the U.S. Coast Guard,
DOD components, the Civil Air Patrol, the Coast
Guard Auxiliary, state, county and local law
enforcement and other public safety agencies, and
private volunteer organizations. Services include
search for missing aircraft, survival aid, rescue, and
emergency medical help for the occupants after an

accident site is located.

b. National Search and Rescue Plan. By federal
interagency agreement, the National Search and

Rescue Plan provides for the effective use of all

available facilities in all types of SAR missions.
These facilities include aircraft, vessels, pararescue
and ground rescue teams, and emergency radio
fixing. Under the plan, the U.S. Coast Guard is
responsible for the coordination of SAR in the
Maritime Region, and the USAF is responsible in the
Inland Region. To carry out these responsibilities, the
Coast Guard and the Air Force have established

Rescue Coordination Centers (RCCs) to direct SAR
activities within their regions. For aircraft emergen-
cies, distress, and urgency, information normally will
be passed to the appropriate RCC through an ARTCC
or FSS.
c. Coast Guard Rescue Coordination Centers.
(See TBL 6-2-2.)

6-2-4 Emergency Services Available to Pilots

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