The INSARAG "Heavy" Urban Search and Rescue(USAR) team LA Country Fire Department TF#2  from Los Angeles, successfully underwent an intensive 36-hour INSARAG field exercise and re-classified as a heavy team in accordance with the INSARAG guidelines.

A professional group of experts from China, Czech Republic, UK, Malaysia New Zealand and France participated as classifiers (and with Australia as mentors), in INSARAG's flagship and unique peer review, quality assurance process.