Page updated: 30 November 2020
If you're the Incident Controller, you are responsible for communicating about a suspension.
Make sure you use the right words when communicating about the SAR operation. Incorrect use of key terms can result in confusion and distress for the family of the subject.
Someone should have been appointed as family liaison officer at an earlier stage in the SAR operation. This person needs to:
This person should be providing the family with regular updates about the progress of the SAR operation.
Advise the person communicating with the subject's family that you are considering suspending the operation. The person responsible for communicating with the family should then: