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
- TRANSITIONAL GUIDELINES REVIEW GROUP
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||Dewey Perks – USA firstname.lastname@example.org||Lucien Jaggi – Geneva email@example.com||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.firstname.lastname@example.org||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.email@example.com Otty Rusinarsetyo – Indonesia firstname.lastname@example.org||Haruka Ezaki – Bangkok Haruka.email@example.com||1. Response and Services beyond USAR – Earthquake and Collapse structures. YES or NO or Tailored to Regional needs/Team capabilities.|
|DACC||Solveig Thorvaldsdottir – Iceland firstname.lastname@example.org Mark Scorer – UK/SARAID email@example.com||Ana Maria Rebaza – Panama firstname.lastname@example.org||1. Development of the DACC Manual, and linkages with Clusters, UNDAC.|
|Response to Cultural Heritage||Jing Wang – China email@example.com Aparna Tandon – ICCROM, UNESCO firstname.lastname@example.org||Clement Kalonga – Nairobi email@example.com||1. Development of the Response to Cultural Heritage Manual/ Technical Guidance document and linkages with UNESCO.|