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New checklist version July 2018

Following the INSARAG Steering Group(ISG) Meeting 2018 in February, INSARAG teams undergoing the IEC/R from 1st July 2018 will have to demonstrate USAR Coordination and use of technologies for data collection/analysis using Information Management tools and systems.

The self-explanatory updated and improved checklist attached, and designed by the INSARAG Secretariat facilitates the work of the teams and classifiers. Please note that the ISG directed that all IEC/Rs from 1 July 2018 this checklist is IN FORCE and team have to adopt this checklist in their respective classification/re-classification exercises.

If you have further questions on this, please contact the Secretariat at

Thank you.


Training course for USAR Structural Engineers in Poggioreale, Sicily, 21-26 October 2018.

On behalf of the Italian Civil Protection and the German Federal Agency for Technical Relief, you are invited to apply for the first training course for USAR Structural Engineers in Poggioreale, Sicily. Further information can be found in the administrative information.

As seats are limited and the demand is high, the course will offer 24 seats for participants that will be allocated to the three regions, i.e. four seats for the Americas, 12 seats for the AEME and eight seats for the AP Region! If you are interested, please fill in the application form and email it to Mr. Peter Goxharaj at

All interested engineers are requested to fill out the application form till 7th  September 2018 latest!

A second course will be hosted in May 2019! Please accept that the seats are limited to one person per team/country!


The 29th INTERPOL Disaster Victim Identification Conference took place from 29 to 31 May 2018 in Lyon with 167 participants from 28 member countries and through international organizations. 


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Key points _ Mid-year Teleconference_INSARAG Regional Chairs and Working Group Chairs, 14 June 2018

Please find attached the key points discussed during the Mid-year Teleconference with INSARAG Regional Chairs and Working Group Chairs, 14 June 2018. 

UCC Course held in Brisbane, Australia

The AUS-1 DART has successfully completed a UCC Course held in Brisbane, Australia from Monday 30 April to Thursday 3 May 2018.

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