The Advanced Rescue by DIMERSAR Logo Icon
The Black colour Outer rings, also represent the unsung nature of what all First Responders do day in day out in the shadows to keep the world safe, much of it without knowledge or awareness of the everyday people.
- The 4 Arrows indicate the 'location' and the 4 cardinal points of the compass (also representing Search.)
- There are also 4 axes (such as Firefighters Axes) which represent a TEAM of Rescuers.
- The colour (some call "Fire Engine Red" or also "Blood Red" and "Hot Zone" reflects the nature of Emergency Response.
- Looking from above it also represents the land grid "X" of locating and responding to the incident on LAND.
- Looking from above it also represents a water rescue "Life Buoy" or "Life Ring" representing the response on WATER
- Looking from above it also represents the spinning Helicopter Rotors, representing the response by AIR.
- The name of the organisation and activities are listed on the outer rings.
- Note that this logo is Copyright and used "By Permission" and shared with The Emergency Response Team SAR
A fuller explanation of the logo will appear here in future.
Note that it was first developed around 1999 by Gary Foo and forms a significant part of the ERTSAR logo from The Emergency Response Team Search and Rescue (www.ERT-SAR.com) and can be seen in the centre on the shield of that logo too.
It was originally called the F.O.O. .RESCUE ICON where FOO was the operational term for a "Forward Observation Officer" and ironically also Gary's last name. A Forward Observation Officer would be close to the (war fighting) action, ahead of everyone else and with an elite, small agile team direct the action and be involved as required. The war fighting in this case would be the Rescue incident or "X" such as a disaster, water rescue, collapsed structure, confined space, tactical hot zone, etc. The original term ICON for the rings and arrows depiction (not just 'logo') was used because of it's iconic reflection of the SAR and Rescue / Medical & Safety / Protection community and activities.