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From January 25 to 28, 2021, the MUSAR Team Savoie/Mont-Blanc carried out its national certification under the umbrella of France’s National Accreditation Process recognized by the INSARAG secretariat since 2017. In difficult cold conditions, in mountain environment, under snow and rain, this Team becomes the 3rd French team to be nationally certified. It will now be called FRA 12.
Italy supported the accreditation process sending a classifier.
Photos can be seen on the following link:
- IEC & IER WORKING GROUP
- TRAINING WORKING GROUP
- MEDICAL WORKING GROUP
- LIGHT TEAM QUALITY ASSURANCE WORKING GROUP
- INFORMATION MANAGEMENT WORKING GROUP
- GUIDELINES REVIEW GROUP (GRG) 2018 – 2020
- NATIONAL ACCREDITATION WORKING GROUP
- FLEXIBLE RESPONSE WORKING GROUP
- GUIDELINES REVIEW GROUP 2023 – 2025
Starting in 2022, the INSARAG Secretariat has assigned a Representative to each Working Group, to provide support and assistance when needed. The table below outlines who, from the Secretariat, will be supporting each Working Group, including their contact details.
|Working Group||WG Co-Chair/Chair||Secretariat Representative and Support||Key Tasks|
|Transitional Guidelines Review Working Group||David Lewis – Australia David.Lewis@fire.nsw.gov.au Martin Evers – Netherlands email@example.com||Winston Chang – Geneva Changw@un.org||1. Custodian for the Guidelines, Compile feedback and new suggestions;|
2. Ensure Linkages of the new Revisions V2.0 to the next GRG to commence in 2023 and next revision launched in 2025.
|IEC/R Working Group||Annika Coll – Spain firstname.lastname@example.org Dewey Perks – USA email@example.com||Stefania Trassari – Geneva firstname.lastname@example.org (Marie Mure (Geneva) roster planning) email@example.com||1. Review the IEC/R 2020 CV and Roster of Classifiers;|
2. Propose a revised IEC/R 2022 Checklist, with pandemic response considerations.
|Information Management Working Group||Peter Wolff – Germany firstname.lastname@example.org Jeff Maunder – New Zealand Jeff.email@example.com||Jose Maria Garcia – Geneva Garcia40@un.org Lucien Jaggi – Geneva firstname.lastname@example.org||1. ICMS Training, and Operations Support;|
2. Setting up the Dashboard and systems for new teams.
JM: Multi-year funding arrangements with Donor Relations, safekeeping of the licenses, and for auditing purposes.
|Light Team Working Group||Brad Commens – Australia Brad.Commens@qfes.qld.gov.au Rob Davis – UK email@example.com||Stefania Trassari – Geneva firstname.lastname@example.org||1. Review lessons from the first Light IEC (@Fire);|
2. Recommend revisions for the IEC/R checklist, arrangements for Light Teams.
|Medical Working Group||Dr. Anthony Macintyre – USA email@example.com||Clement Kalonga -Nairobi firstname.lastname@example.org||1. Support the review and development of technical Medical resources and guidelines /guidance documents.\;|
2. Engagements with WHO EMT
|National Accreditation Working Group||Chen Hong – China email@example.com Sebastian Mocarquer – Chile firstname.lastname@example.org||Haruka Ezaki – Bangkok Haruka.email@example.com||1. Recommend a revised NAP/IRNAP Manual V2.0 ( for ISG 2022 endorsement);|
2. Develop the training package for the TSG/TRG
|Training Working Group||Tsukasa Katsube-Japan Katsube.firstname.lastname@example.org|
Dewey Perks – USA email@example.com
Lucien Jaggi – Geneva firstname.lastname@example.org
|1. Recommend and develop INSARAG Training Needs; |
2. Review of the First Responders Program V2.0 ( for ISG 2022 endorsement);
3. Review of the UC Manual V2.0( for ISG 2022 endorsement)
|Flexible Response Working Group||Paolo Vaccari – Italy Paolo.Vaccari@protezionecivile.it Paul Baxter – Australia Paul.email@example.com||Winston Chang – Geneva Changw@un.org||1. Overall Strategic Guidance to the 3 Sub WG, and a focus on the Global Position on Flexible Response that INSARAG will take on.|
|Global Position||Thomas Zeiter – Switzerland Thomas.firstname.lastname@example.org Otty Rusinarsetyo – Indonesia email@example.com||Haruka Ezaki – Bangkok Haruka.firstname.lastname@example.org||1. Response and Services beyond USAR – Earthquake and Collapse structures. YES or NO or Tailored to Regional needs/Team capabilities.|
|DACC||Solveig Thorvaldsdottir – Iceland email@example.com Mark Scorer – UK/SARAID firstname.lastname@example.org||Ana Maria Rebaza – Panama email@example.com||1. Development of the DACC Manual, and linkages with Clusters, UNDAC.|
|Response to Cultural Heritage||Jing Wang – China firstname.lastname@example.org Aparna Tandon – ICCROM, UNESCO email@example.com||Clement Kalonga – Nairobi firstname.lastname@example.org||1. Development of the Response to Cultural Heritage Manual/ Technical Guidance document and linkages with UNESCO.|
Invitation to apply to the INSARAG USAR Coordination Course – 22 to 26 May 2023, Moscow
Recommendation from Medical WG – Medical Conference in New York 04 – 07 May 2023
Chairman’s Summary INSARAG Team Leaders and Working Groups Meeting 2023
URGENT – Notice to all USAR teams that responded to Türkiye and Syria Earthquakes
INSARAG Annual Snapshot 2022 – 2023
Call for participants – United Nations Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination (UN-CMCoord) Training
INSARAG New Year Teleconference Chairman’s summary
Emergency Response Section Annual Report 2021
The Hybrid HNPW 2022 is coming in May!
Chairperson’s Summary of the 3rd INSARAG Global Meeting
INSARAG First Responder Training in Iraq 2021
Chairman Summary of the Meeting with the entire Flexible Response WG (FRWG), 17 September 2021
Chairman Summary INSARAG Technical Meeting of Working Groups (WG) and Team Leaders (TL), 14 September 2021
Draft Joint Statement Issued by INSARAG MWG and WHO EMT
Link to the recording of the ISG
UC Course in Russia_ April 2021
Draft ToR – Flexible Response WG
MWG Covid-19 USAR Response Technical Guidance Note
LEADERSHIP IN HUMANITARIAN ACTION: Handbook for the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator INSARAG Calendar
National Accreditation FRA 12 Chambery 25-28 January 2021
INSARAG Technical After REPORT – Action Review following Beirut port explosions 4-5 November 2020
INSARAG Guidelines v2020 Launch and Technical Webinar_01 December 2020
ICCROM’s Regional Course on Cultural Heritage First Aid, Peace and Resilience in Times of Crisis
INSARAG AP Chair invites INSARAG network members to Webinars on “Enhancing Disaster Preparedness and Partnerships” 29-30 October 2020
Article on Crisis Response Journal on INSARAG Guidelines
Beirut Update and Sincere Thanks