Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Denmark is responsible for the coordination of all Search and Rescue (SAR) operations associated with aeronautical and maritime emergencies in Denmark. The JRCC is located in the headquarters of Admiral Danish Fleet in the city of Aarhus.
Authority for the control of SAR is vested in the Ministry of Defence (MOD).
JRCC Denmark is the focal point of all aeronautical and maritime SAR activity within Danish SRR. The staff collects and distributes essential information concerning a distress situation, arranges the dispatch of rescue assets to aircraft or ships in distress and coordinates the efforts of all responding resources.
To achieve this, JRCC is manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week by one air force officer (preferably with SAR background), one air force non commissioned officer (preferably with SAR background), one naval officer and one naval non commissioned officer.
In addition to the JRCC, there are two Maritime Surveillance Centres called Maritime Surveillance Centre - North and Maritime Surveillance Centre - South.
The two suc centres are assisting the JRCC and may be delegated the authority to coordinate minor SAR operations not including flying Search and Rescue units.