IEC/R News

IEC-Heavy Israel (NRU)

The IEC NRU Israel Heavy Team has successfully undergone an intensive field exercise as per the External Classification of USAR Team under the INSARAG guidelines from 25 to 20 November in Israel. The USAR Team underwent a special classification that witnessed the presence of 100 per cent volunteer member teams who demonstrated dedication and commitment. The Information Management tools and system were used for the data collection/analysis as per the New Checklist which has been in force from 1 July 2018. The INSARAG External Classification  (IEC) system will enable NRU Heavy Team to priorities the acceptance of international response support from USAR Teams who can add proven value to their national capacity. 

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IEC-Heavy USAR Italy ITA-1

 

The Heavy USAR Italy ITA-1 has successfully undergone an intensive INSARAG field exercise and classified as a Heavy team by the INSARAG guidelines in an exercise which was held in Pisa, Italy from 6 to 10 November 2018.

A professional group of experts from the United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Australia, New Zealand, and Switzerland participated as classifiers (and with French mentor), in INSARAG's flagship and unique peer review, quality assurance process.

CONGRATULATIONS!"    

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IERR-SCDF Singapore Team

After a 36-hour exercise, the Singapore Civil Defence Force’s (SCDF) Operation Lionheart Contingent was re-certified as capable of conducting complex search-and-rescue operations in the aftermath of a disaster in an urban setting, such as the collapse of buildings.

The classification exercise, which began on Wednesday (Sept 5), was conducted by the United Nations’ International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (Insarag) at the Home Team Tactical Centre and Civil Defence Academy.

The team was assessed on their response capability and technical capacity based on Insarag guidelines, in their second re-classification exercise.

Classifiers from seven countries participated, with Chen Hong (CISR China) undertaking the Lead Classifier position and classifiers from Malaysia, Japan, China, USA, Oman, Australia and IRO.

CONGRATULATIONS!

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IER-JSRT Team Jordan

The Jordan Search and Rescue Team (JSRT) Heavy team from Jordan has successfully undergone an intensive INSARAG field exercise and re-classified as a Heavy team by the INSARAG guidelines in an exercise which was held in Jordan, from 22 to 25 October 2018.

A professional group of experts from the Netherlands, Malaysia, United States of America, China, IRO, Estonia, Czech Republic and Australia participated as classifiers (and with Swiss mentor), in INSARAG's flagship and unique peer review, quality assurance process.

CONGRATULATIONS!"

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IERR-AUS-1 DART Team Australia

The Australia 1 Disaster Assistance Response Team (AUS-1 DART) successfully completed their second IER from 20-23 August 2018. This IER was only the second to be completed using the 2018 checklist including the use of KOBO for information management.

The exercise was conducted under clear blue skies and we had the opportunity to invite international participants from Singapore, United States of America, and New Zealand to participate in the exercise as part of the multinational UCC component.

Classifiers from seven countries participated, with Sean Moore (UK ISAR) undertaking the Lead Classifier position, and Dewey Perks (OFDA) representing the INSARAG Secretariat.

The AUS-1 team would like to thank all classifiers and international participants for their professional assistance during the exercise, with a special mention to our mentor, Mr Arjan Stam (NL USAR) for his ongoing and consistent support over the past years.

CONGRATULATIONS!

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