The 7th INSARAG Recognised National Accreditation Process (IRNAP) completed for Cyprus, with strong support from Germany, France and Singapore. Congratulations to Cyprus as the 7th IRNAP !
Since 2015, the INSARAG Guidelines explicitly encourage member states to establish a national accreditation process that is developed, adapted, and framed in the member state’s own reality and recommends using the INSARAG Guidelines as reference. In fact, for several years a growing number of member states have been developing their national process using the INSARAG Guidelines as a reference. In addition, the 2020 INSARAG Guidelines encourage the member states to go even a step further by requesting the INSARAG Recognized National Accreditation Process (IRNAP), which certifies that the USAR system in the member state is completely in accordance with the INSARAG Guidelines methodology.
Annex a: IRNAP Guidance Note 2022 – Link
The member states that are recognized since 2017 are listed below:
From 25 April to 1 May, INSARAG peer expert Classifiers from 7 countries carried out the Re-classification of Urban Search and Rescue Team USA 1 Fairfax in Fairfax, Virginia.
Congratulations to USA-01!