The primary intention of the INSARAG External Classification  (IEC) system is to provide a better understanding of the individual abilities of USAR teams making themselves available for international assistance. Having teams classified according to a standard will enable disaster affected countries to prioritise acceptance of international response support from USAR Teams who can add proven value to their national capacity. The IEC is an independent, verifiable, voluntary process that has received unanimous acceptance through the INSARAG.

The USAR teams that are IEC and IER classified from 2005 to 2017 are listed below (with their classification level): 

 

IEC and IER Teams

No.

Year of IEC

Team Name

Country

RG

Level

1

2005

Central Rescue Services of Budapest (CRSB)

HUN

AEME

Heavy

2

2006

UK ISAR

GBR

AEME

Heavy

3

2007

USAID Fairfax County USAR TF#1

USA

Americas

Heavy

4

2007

USAID LA County Fire Dpt. USAR TF #2

USA

Americas

Heavy

5

2007

USAR.NL

NLD

AEME

Heavy

6

2007

Technisches Hilfswerk (THW)

GER

AEME

Heavy

7

2007

ISAR Germany

GER

AEME

Medium

8

2008

Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team

SGP

AP

Heavy

9

2008

Swedish International Fast Response Team (SWIFT)

SWE

AEME

Heavy

10

2008

Swiss Rescue

CH

AEME

Heavy

11

2008

Queensland Fire and Rescue Service TF#1

AUS

AP

Heavy

 

2008

Norwegian Search and Rescue Team

NOR

AEME

Medium

12

2009

USAR Poland

POL

AEME

Heavy

13

2009

Icelandic International USAR Team (ICE-SAR)

ICE

AEME

Medium

14

2009

China International Search and Rescue (CISAR)

PRC

AP

Heavy

15

2009

Abu Dhabi Police USAR Team

UAE

AEME

Medium

2R

2009

UK ISAR

GBR

AEME

Heavy

16

2010

Japan Disaster Relief Team (JDR)

JPN

AP

Heavy

17

2010

Danish Search and Rescue Team (DEMA)

DNK

AEME

Heavy

18

2010

Belgium First Aid and Support Team (B-Fast)

BEL

AEME

Medium

19

2010

Czech Urban Search and Rescue Team (USAR CZ)

CZE

AEME

Heavy

20

2010

Pompiers de l'Urgence Internationale (PUI)

FRA

AEME

Medium

21

2011

Lithuanian Emergency Response Team (LERT)

LTU

AEME

Medium

22

2011

Search and Rescue Unit Vorarlberg  (SARUV)

AUT

AEME

Medium

23

2011

Central Airmobile Rescue Team of EMERCOM of Russia

RUS

AEME

Heavy

24

2011

AKUT Search and Rescue Association

TUR

AEME

Medium

25

2011

Korea Disaster Relief Team (KDRT)

KOR

AP

Heavy

26

2011

Emergencia Respuesta Immediata Comunidad de Madrid (ERICAM)

ESP

AEME

Medium

27

2011

Unidad Militar de Emergencias USAR (SP USAR UME)

ESP

AEME

Medium

3R

2011

USAID Fairfax County USAR TF#1

USA

Americas

Heavy

5R

2011

USAR.NL

NLD

AEME

Heavy

28

2012

Sultanate of Oman National Search & Rescue Team

OMN

AEME

Medium

29

2012

FinnRescue (FRF)

FIN

AEME

Heavy

30

2012

New South Wales Task Force (NSWTF/1)

AUS

AP

Heavy

31

2012

Austrian Forces Disaster Relief Unit (AFDRU)

AUT

AEME

Heavy

32

2012

Hungarian National Integrated Organisation for Rescue Services (HUSZAR)

HUN

AEME

Medium

33

2012

Istanbul AFAD USAR Team (TURKUSAR)

TUR

AEME

Heavy

4R

2012

USAID LA County Fire Dpt. USAR TF #2

USA

Americas

Heavy

1R

2012

Hungarian National Organization for Rescue Services (HUNOR)

HUN

AEME

Heavy

6R

2012

Technisches Hilfswerk (THW)

GER

AEME

Heavy

7R

2012

ISAR Germany

GER

AEME

Medium

34

2013

Jordanian SAR Team (JSAR)

JOR

AEME

Heavy

35

2013

Republican Special Response Team

BLR

AEME

Heavy

8R

2013

Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team

SGP

AP

Heavy

9R

2013

Swedish International Fast Response Team (SWIFT)

SWE

AEME

Heavy

10R

2013

Queensland Fire and Rescue Service TF#1

AUS

AP

Heavy

11R

2013

UAE USAR (Medium to Heavy)

UAE

AEME

Heavy

36

2014

Military Units of French Civil Protection HUSAR (UIISC 1)

FRA

AEME

Heavy

37

2014

Military Units of French Civil Protection HUSAR (UIISC 7)

FRA

AEME

Heavy

38

2014

RO USAR

ROM

AEME

Medium

39

2014

Mobile Rescue Team

UKR

AEME

Heavy

40

2014

Morocco USAR Team

MOR

AEME

Heavy

12R

2014

Swiss Rescue

CH

AEME

Heavy

13R

2014

USAR Poland

POL

AEME

Heavy

14R

2014

Icelandic International USAR Team (ICE-SAR)

ICE

AEME

Medium

15R

2014

China International Search and Rescue (CISAR)

PRC

AP

Heavy

41

2015

New Zealand Urban Search and Rescue

NZ

AP

Heavy

42

2015

Saudi Search and Rescue Team (SASART)

Saudi

AEME

Heavy

43

2015

ARMENIA URBAN SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM (AMUSAR)

ARM

AEME

Medium

44

2015

Estonian Disaster Relief Team (EDRT)

EST

AEME

Medium

45

2015

Qatar Search and Rescue Team (QSART)

QAT

AEME

Heavy

16R

2015

Japan Disaster Relief Team (JDR)

JAP

AP

Heavy

17R

2015

Danish Search and Rescue Team (DEMA)

DNK

AEME

Heavy

18R

2015

Belgium First Aid and Support Team (B-Fast)

BEL

AEME

Medium

19R

2015

Czech Urban Search and Rescue Team (USAR CZ)

CZE

AEME

Heavy

20R

2015

Pompiers de l'Urgence Internationale (PUI)

FRA

AEME

Medium

46

2016

Special Malaysia Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (SMART)

MAL

AP

Heavy

47

2016

Siberian Regional USAR

RUS

AEME

Medium

21R

2016

Unidad Militar de Emergencias USAR (SP USAR UME)

ESP

AEME

Medium

22R

2016

Emergencia Respuesta Immediata Comunidad de Madrid (ERICAM)

ESP

AEME

Medium

23R

2016

Search and Rescue Unit Vorarlberg  (SARUV)

AUT

AEME

Medium

24R

2016

Central Airmobile Rescue Team of EMERCOM of Russia

RUS

AEME

Heavy

25R

2016

Lithuanian Emergency Response Team (LERT)

LTU

AEME

Medium

26R

2016

Korea Disaster Relief Team (KDRT)

KOR

AP

Heavy

1RR

2016

USAID Fairfax County USAR TF#1

USA

Americas

Heavy

2RR

2016

UK ISAR

GBR

AEME

Heavy

48

2017

USAR-SOUTH AFRICA 

SA

AEME

Medium

49

2017

AFAD-2 Ankara USAR Team 

TUR

AEME

Heavy

27R

2017

AFAD-1 Istanbul USAR Team

TUR

AEME

Heavy

28R

2017

USAID LA County Fire Dpt. USAR TF #2

USA

Americas

Heavy

29R

2017

ISAR Germany

GER

AEME

Medium

30R

2017

Technisches Hilfswerk (THW)

GER

AEME

Heavy

 31R

2017 

 Hungarian National Integrated Organisation for Rescue Services (HUSZAR)

 HUN

AEME

Medium

 2RR

2017 

 Hungarian National Organization for Rescue Services (HUNOR)

 HUN

 AEME

 Heavy