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International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG)

INSARAG is a global network of more than 90 countries and organisations under the United Nations umbrella. INSARAG deals with urban search and rescue (USAR) related issues, aiming to establish minimum international standards for USAR teams and methodology for international coordination in earthquake response based on the INSARAG Guidelines endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 57/150 of 2002, on “Strengthening the Effectiveness and Coordination of International Urban Search and Rescue Assistance”

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Introduction

 

During the INSARAG Steering Group (ISG) Meeting 2018, a key decision was made for the INSARAG Guidelines Review Group (GRG) to develop the Technical Reference Library (TRL) and update the Guidance Notes. The Guidance Notes would capture INSARAG endorsed documents which are binding, such as the IEC/R checklists, annexes of the guidelines, forms and INSARAG-endorsed manuals and guides,

 

For more information on the TRL and Guidance Notes, please refer to the following link.

 

For more information on the INSARAG Guidelines, please refer to the following link.

 

Document Submission

 

To upload a document, submit the document and details of the document, using the document submission form and email to the INSARAG Secretariat via insarag@un.org. For more information on the upload process and workflow, please refer to the following link.

 

Introduction

During the INSARAG Steering Group (ISG) Meeting 2018, a key decision was made for the INSARAG Guidelines Review Group (GRG) 2020, as part of its Terms of Reference (TOR) to develop the Technical Reference Library (TRL) and update the Guidance Notes. The Technical Reference Library is a knowledge repository for the best practices that have been shared by the respective national Operational Focal Point (FP) and the respective INSARAG Working Group (WG) while Guidance Notes would capture INSARAG endorsed documents which are binding, such as the guidelines annexes, IEC/IER & INAP/IRNAP Checklists and USAR Coordination Cell (UC) manual. For more information on the TRL and Guidance Notes, refer to the following link.  For more information on the document upload workflow and review process, refer to the following link.

Document Submission

To upload a document, submit the filled "Document Submission Form" under the following link to the INSARAG Secretariat via insarag@un.org. Uploaders are to ensure that the document has met the criteria set under the "Document Upload Workflow and Review Process" file.

 

Disclaimer

Materials under the TRL are not endorsed by the INSARAG and should be viewed as reference material on the adopted practices/technology by other Classified teams.