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United States Marine Safety Institute, Inc. dba U.S. Search and Rescue
CODE OF ETHICS
As a member of USMSI & U.S. Search and Rescue, I acknowledge and
commit to honor to the best of my ability the following values:
THAT I have a moral obligation to the missing or injured and to the agencies,
volunteer organizations and other USMSI/USSAR members with whom I work. I shall endeavor
to guard their interests honestly and deal with them fairly, wisely and in an efficient,
proper manner. I shall behave honestly in all matters, respect privileged
communication, avoid any real or perceived conflicts of interest and deal with others
courteously and politely.
THAT I shall continuously work to raise the standards of performance of search
and rescue to the highest attainable levels without regard to race, sex, religion, cultural
background, sexual preference, economic, or social condition in service to humanity.
THAT I have an obligation to advance the knowledge and skills of search and
rescue so that I can serve the needs of the missing or injured. I shall strive to improve
my own knowledge and skills; support others by sharing my experiences; and strive to
keep myself fully informed of new developments in the profession.
THAT I shall support the mission of the USMSI & USSAR and
Rescue, "...that others may live", and shall at all times conduct myself in an ethical
and prudent manner worthy of my profession. My signature below constitutes my
personal affirmation responsibly to discharge these obligations.