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.


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