The primary intention of the INSARAG External Classification  (IEC) system is to provide 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 2016 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
 Expired 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 2009 UK ISAR GBR AEME Heavy