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Star Army Emergency Services

All Star Army of Yamatai bases, ground or space have dedicated teams of Emergency Services personnel. They consist of Firefighters, Paramedics, and SAR personnel. Bases require around the clock coverage. The personnel is easily recognized by their neon green panels. In addition to responding to emergencies, the personnel also perform periodic health and safety inspections. Emergency Services personnel onboard space installations coordinate with the Damage Control teams.

Neon green panels


The Emergency Service has been with the Star Army of Yamatai since the beginning in various forms, but it was given real ship in YE 33 at the peak of Second Mishhuvurthyar War where there was a certain need and desire to get both military and civilian lives saved from immediate danger from either the effects of the war or natural disasters.


Seeing that the Emergency Services is a collective of related jobs there are different requirements to become part of the Emergency Services. These requirements and respective descriptions are listed below per occupation.

Paramedics training is remarkably similar to, and in many cases more advanced than, an enlisted Star Army Medic, although without the combat training as they typically wait for a law enforcement agency to ensure any scene is secure before entering, and to protect them while they are on scene. Paramedics tend to work in pairs, or in trios if training a newer emergency medic.

Medical Kuma

Training includes:


The minimum rank for this occupation is Santô Hei and the maximum rank is Taisa.

Firefighters are trained to provide fire and rescue in dangerous situations. Training includes forcible entry basics, maintenance, and the use of equipment, as well as advanced tactics related to high-risk/low-frequency events, like technical rescue or how to operate in warlike situations. Firefighters also learn how to act efficiently and in a safe way to get the best outcome in a dangerous situation.

Training covers the use of the following equipment:

  • axes
  • chain saws
  • hoses
  • ladders
  • breathing equipment
  • Radiation detection equipment
  • Chemical weapons detection equipment

Firefighters are trained in fighting the following types of fires:

Class Type
A Ordinary combustibles
B Flammable liquids & gases
C Electrical equipment
D Combustible metals
K Cooking oil or fat


The minimum rank for this occupation is Santô Hei and the maximum rank is Taisa.

Search and Rescue training programs focuses on the basic understanding of Search and Rescue operations in the field. The training is meant to provide enough tools to adequately evaluate an incident and to take appropriate initial actions. The candidate learns about initial actions, search operations lost person behavior, search management, and integration of location resources.

Training covers the use of the following courses:

  • Crime Scene Preservation
  • Search and Rescue Field Skills for First Responders
  • Search and Rescue Tracking Skills for First Responders
  • Orientation to Cave or Collapse Structure Rescue
  • Search and Rescue Global
    • This course covers Foundations of Awareness, Signcutting, and Tracking and Search and Rescue Team Leadership
  • Search and Rescue Team Operations


The minimum rank for this occupation is Santô Hei and the maximum rank is Taisa.


Members of the Emergency Service occupation fall into 3 main roles: Paramedic, Firefighter, and SAR.


  • Occupation Code 18P

The Paramedic personnel provides Medical Evacuation (Medivac) services. They work in teams of two, are trained to operate the Kuma T8 Medevac Shuttle and to tend to patients in transit. Paramedics provide on-site medical services, their task is to triage and stabilize injured personnel by providing advanced medical and trauma care and get the patient ready for transport.


  • Occupation Code 18F

A firefighter is a rescuer that receives frequent training in multiple fire fighting techniques with all Star Army of Yamatai equipment. They primarily to extinguish hazardous fires that threaten life, property, and the environment as well as to rescue people and animals from dangerous situations that they are in. Aside from their work of fighting the fires, they are often found as inspectors or fire investigators working with the Star Army Military Police to determine the cause.

To summarize their work, here the basic tasks of firefighters, which include fire suppression, rescue, fire prevention, basic first aid, and investigations. Firefighting is further broken down into skills which include: size-up, extinguishing, ventilation, search and rescue, salvage, containment, mop up and overhaul.

Search and Rescue

  • Occupation Code 18S

Search and Rescue (SAR) is a qualified specialist that goes into hazardous situations where a normal Star Army Emergency Services is unable to get to or has limited knowledge to handle correctly in the given situation. The SAR can use and are trained for the KE-M91 SAR Conversion equipment. They operate in the situations or the following typical terrains:

  • Planetary SAR Operations
    • Mountain: relates to search and rescue operations specifically in rugged and mountainous terrain.
    • Ground: the search for a person (who went missing voluntarily or not).
    • Cave: a highly specialized form of rescue for rescuing injured, trapped, or lost cave explorers.
    • Urban: locating and rescuing people from collapsed buildings or other urban and industrial entrapments. They are deployed in regions where an earthquake or any other planetary disaster and most likely gain additional assistance in these large operations.
    • Maritime: carried out at sea to save passengers in distress, or the survivors of downed craft.
  • Space SAR Operations
    • Planetary Orbit: operations that require rescue operations in orbit that limits any other ship from closing in on the people that are trapped.
    • Station: rescuing people from a station or starbase that requires evacuation or search and rescue for missing people plausible trapped.
    • Starship: search and rescue of personnel that is injured or/and trapped on a starship due to malfunctions, explosions, or any other kind that brings the people in danger.
  • Combat SAR Operations: search and rescue operations that are carried out during war that are within or near combat zones. This does not include Prisoners of War. Combat SAR is controlled under Star Army Special Operations.


  • Emergency medical procedures, including first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Paramedic
    • Respond to emergency communication
    • Assessing patients, providing emergency treatment, and making diagnoses
    • Monitoring and administering medication, pain relief, and intravenous infusions
    • Dressing wounds/injuries
    • Using specialist equipment
    • Transporting patients to medical facilities
    • Providing medical facilities with patient information including condition and treatment
    • Helping provide patient care in medical facilities
  • Firefighter
    • Responding immediately and safely to emergency communications
    • Attending emergency incidents
    • Rescuing trapped people and animals
    • Minimising distress and suffering, including giving first aid before paramedics arrive
    • Safeguarding your own and other people's safety at all times
    • Taking time to become familiar with your operational area
    • Inspecting and maintaining the equipment and checking emergency fire suppressing systems
  • SAR
    • The art and science of observing clues left behind to track lost people
    • Effectively finding and rescuing people in various types of planetary environments such as deep forests, mountain trails, lakeshores or even ruin ships or space stations.
    • Being able to operate in hazardous locations for example ice or jungle planets.
    • Evacuation operations from a hazardous location.
    • First aid and CPR Training
    • Hazardous Materials training, how to deal with chemical leaks, certain biohazard, and more

Player Expectations

Players of Emergency Services characters are expected to have a basic understanding of medical, firefighting, and search and rescue operations and be prepared to research those topics more in-depth.

List of Emergency Services Personnel

These are the characters currently listed as Star Army Emergency Services Personnel.

OOC Notes

Nashoba created this article, recreated by Wes and edited by Rawolfe & Yuuki. Rawolfe updated using Occupation Template. It was approved by Wes in this thread.

Artwork created by Nashoba from DOGA.

The article was approved on 06/27/2010 by Soresu. See approvals in the forum thread.

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