The National Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Response System (the System) provides funding for 28 national task forces staffed and equipped to conduct around-the-clock search-and-rescue operations following earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, aircraft accidents, hazardous materials spills
and catastrophic structure collapses.
When deployed, these task forces support state and local emergency responders' efforts to locate survivors and manage recovery operations.
This program supports Mission 5, Goal 5. 1:
"Enhance National Readiness", as provided in the Quadrennial Homeland Security Review.
To provide for the sustainment and readiness of the System and their local jurisdictions, through the funding of:
administration and management, training, equipment and storage and maintenance.