National Cave Rescue Commission Regional Coordinators shall be responsible for the following activities within their designated geographic area.
Conduct or facilitate cave rescue training, tailored to regional needs, for cavers, EMS personnel, and other interested individuals and organizations. Identify, train, and utilize regional instructors as necessary to ensure training is of high quality and sufficient frequency. Emphasize development of expertise in cave rescue techniques that address regional topography and logistical difficulties.
Develop and maintain lists of individuals trained in cave rescue. Include sufficient detail to facilitate their use by rescue organizations in the event of a cave rescue incident. Make lists available to agencies and/or organizations with jurisdiction for cave rescue.
Promote NCRC activities using a variety of techniques as appropriate and feasible. These may include maintenance of regional Web sites, attendance at NSS Grotto meetings and caving events, presentations before community groups, publications, advertisements, etc.
Maintain an active professional liaison with agencies and organizations responsible for cave rescue and facilitate their access to NCRC training, resource lists, and information.
Maintain, where feasible, an equipment cache and inventory for use in training in support of rescue activities.
Secure sufficient funding, through course fees, donations, grants, etc., to offset costs of training and resource tracking. Follow NSS procedures for account management and reporting.
Regional Coordinators shall be further responsible for the following activities conducted on behalf of the NCRC as a whole:
Provide bi-annual reports to the National Coordinator regarding regional activities and plans.
Facilitate exchange of information and ideas between the region and the Board of Regional Coordinators, its officers, and its committees.
Participate in summer and winter Board of Regional Coordinators meetings, either in person or by written proxy. When utilizing proxies, provide sufficient direction regarding agenda items and regional concerns to ensure adequate regional representation and contribution.
Contribute to development of NCRC policy and procedures through active involvement in Board of Regional Coordinators discussion during meetings, on the NCRC Administrative email list, and through other mechanisms if applicable.
Guide curriculum development. Review and approve educational materials for use at regional and/or national levels.
Assist in direction of activities of the National Coordinator.
Adopted by the NCRC Board of Regional Coordinators, February 1999