EMERCOM of Russia conducted a USAR Coordination training course 12-16 April for the  RUS-10 team that is going to have IEC in 2021. The course was conducted by UC instructors from classified Russian teams (RUS-1 and RUS-2) and by members of TWG (Tsukasa Katsube, Joshua Turner), IMWG (Rob Norman) who presented “virtually”. 

 It is the first time a UC course was conducted in this format. The COVID pandemic has negatively impacted training opportunities for over one year and it was important to learn if training can be done in new ways. So the course which was held last week in Khabarovsk shows great cooperation of TWG, IMWG and INSARAG community to benefit the network. 

 EMERCOM of Russia expresses gratitude to Secretariat, working groups’ leaders and instructors for supporting the new format of the course.