The INSARAG External Classification/Reclassification system is entering its 14th year with 53 global teams successfully classified (IEC) and over 46 Teams reclassified (IER) to date and more teams aspiring to be recognized to INSARAG global standards for quality response. This success is highly attributed to the strong commitment and contributions of the INSARAG global network, and its unique peer-to-peer review system, providing quality assurance of teams in accordance with the INSARAG guidelines.

To prepare for upcoming INSARAG (IEC/R) for 2020, the INSARAG Secretariat would like to request teams to nominate classifiers for the categories Medical, Search, Rescue and Logistics to support the IEC/R system. The ToRs can be found in the INSARAG Guidelines Vol II, Manual C. Interested and suitable candidates for management functions can directly write to the Secretariat for consideration.

Classifiers nominated by Focal Points should apply their IEC/R classification’s preference directly on the below table by clicking the chosen country’s hyperlink, or on the Virtual OSOCC under the training tab ”INSARAG-IEC/R: Call for Classifiers 2020” by 15th of May 2019. The selected classifiers will be contacted by the Secretariat shortly after the application process closes.

 

N

IEC/R

Region

Level

Team

Country

Month

Date

1

IER

AEME

Heavy

QSART (Date TBC)

Qatar

February

17/20

2

IER2

AEME

Medium

ICE-SAR (Date TBC)

Iceland

April

1/4

3

IER

AEME

Heavy

USAR Morocco

Morocco

April

6/10

4

IER

Asia

Heavy

NZL1

New Zealand

May

4/8

5

IER2

AEME

Heavy

CZERT

Czech Rep

May

25/29

6

IER2

AEME

Medium

B-FAST

Belgium

June

4/7

7

IER2

AEME

Medium

PUI (NGO)

France

June

7/10

8

IEC

AEME

Light

@fire (NGO)

Germany

June

7/10

9

IER2

AEME

Heavy

Swiss Rescue

Switzerland

June

7/10

10

IER

AEME

Medium

EDRT

Estonia

July

13/16

11

IER

AEME

Medium

AMUSAR

Armenia

September

1/4

12

IER

AEME

Medium

DEMA

Denmark

Sep./Oct.

28/2

13

IEC

AEME

Medium

EMERCOM

Russia

October

12/16

14

IER

AEME

Heavy

SASART

Saudi Arabia

October

19/23

15

IEC

Asia

Medium

USAR AZE

Azerbaijan

October

5/9

In addition to the above, please send back the attached CV form for the classifier (Annex D) to insarag@un.org. Kindly note that classifiers should be self-funded or financially sponsored by their respective Government/organisation.

Please note that contributions of classifiers is an agreed commitment according to the IEC/R guidelines; we look forward to your continued strong support in this unique peer review process. The Secretariat strongly encourages focal points to consider further nominating suitable female classifiers.