Lost person behavior is the cornerstone of search and rescue
efforts. Western PA Search and Rescue Development Center uses this protocol to
develop a working search plan. The three most important pieces of information
Last known activity
From this information we can start developing a search plan
and update it as information comes in.
A missing person questionnaire (MPQ) is used to gather all
information in one place. If a person has gone missing, please use one of the
forms under the questionnaire section on this page to gather all pertinent
information about the subject. No detail is too small.
WPSARDC will develop the search plan so that paid and
volunteer resources are used efficiently. This service is available to any
agency and to the public.