The primary intention of the INSARAG External Classification  (IEC) system is to provide better understanding of the individual abilities of USAR teams making themselves available for international assistance. Having teams classified according to a standard will enable disaster affected countries to prioritise acceptance of international response support from USAR Teams who can add proven value to their national capacity. The IEC is an independent, verifiable, voluntary process that has received unanimous acceptance through the INSARAG.

The USAR teams that are IEC classified since 2005 are listed below (with their classification level):

No. Year  IEC and IER Teams  Country  RG  Level
1 2005 Central Rescue Services of Budapest (CRSB) HUN AEME Heavy
2 2006 UK ISAR GBR AEME Heavy
3 2007 USAID Fairfax County USAR TF#1 USA Americas Heavy
4 2007 USAID LA County Fire Dpt. USAR TF #2 USA Americas Heavy
5 2007 USAR.NL NLD AEME Heavy
6 2007 Technisches Hilfswerk (THW) GER AEME Heavy
7 2007 ISAR Germany GER AEME Medium
8 2008 Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team SGP AP Heavy
  2008 Swedish International Fast Response Team (SWIFT) SWE AEME Heavy
9 2008 Swiss Rescue CH AEME Heavy
10 2008 Queensland Fire and Rescue Service TF#1 AUS AP Heavy
  2008 Norwegian Search and Rescue Team NOR AEME Medium
11 2009 USAR Poland POL AEME Heavy
12 2009 Icelandic International USAR Team (ICE-SAR) ICE AEME Medium
13 2009 China International Search and Rescue (CISAR) PRC AP Heavy
14 2009 Abu Dhabi Police USAR Team UAE AEME Medium
2R 2009 UK ISAR GBR AEME Heavy
15 2010 Japan Disaster Relief Team (JDR) JPN AP Heavy
16 2010 Danish Search and Rescue Team (DEMA) DNK AEME Heavy
17 2010 Belgium First Aid and Support Team (B-Fast) BEL AEME Medium
18 2010 Czech Urban Search and Rescue Team (USAR CZ) CZE AEME Heavy
19 2010 Pompiers de l’Urgence Internationale (PUI) FRA AEME Medium
20 2011 Lithuanian Emergency Response Team (LERT) LTU AEME Medium
21 2011 Search and Rescue Unit Vorarlberg (SARUV) AUT AEME Medium
22 2011 Central Airmobile Rescue Team of EMERCOM of Russia RUS AEME Heavy
23 2011 AKUT Search and Rescue Association TUR AEME Medium
24 2011 Korea Disaster Relief Team (KDRT) KOR AP Heavy
25 2011 Emergencia Respuesta Immediata Comunidad de Madrid (ERICAM) ESP AEME Medium
26 2011 Unidad Militar de Emergencias USAR (SP USAR UME) ESP AEME Medium
3R 2011 USAID Fairfax County USAR TF#1 USA Americas Heavy
5R 2011 USAR.NL NLD AEME Heavy
27 2012 Sultanate of Oman National Search & Rescue Team OMN AEME Medium
28 2012 FinnRescue (FRF) FIN AEME Heavy
29 2012 New South Wales Task Force (NSWTF/1) AUS AP Heavy
30 2012 Austrian Forces Disaster Relief Unit (AFDRU) AUT AEME Heavy
31 2012 Hungarian National Integrated Organisation for Rescue Services (HUSZAR) HUN AEME Medium
32 2012 Istanbul AFAD USAR Team (TURKUSAR) TUR AEME Heavy
4R 2012 USAID LA County Fire Dpt. USAR TF #2 USA Americas Heavy
1R 2012 Hungarian National Organization for Rescue Services (HUNOR) HUN AEME Heavy
6R 2012 Technisches Hilfswerk (THW) GER AEME Heavy
7R 2012 ISAR Germany GER AEME Medium
33 2013 Jordanian SAR Team (JSAR) JOR AEME Heavy
34 2013 Republican Special Response Team BLR AEME Heavy
8R 2013 Operation Lionheart Contingent SGP AP Heavy
  2013 Swedish International Fast Response Team (SWIFT) (Reclassification) SWE AEME Heavy
9R 2013 Queensland Fire and Rescue Service TF#1 AUS AP Heavy
10R 2013 UAE USAR (Medium to Heavy) UAE AEME Heavy
35 2014 Military Units of French Civil Protection HUSAR (UIISC 1) FRA AEME Heavy
36 2014 Military Units of French Civil Protection HUSAR (UIISC 7) FRA AEME Heavy
37 2014 RO USAR ROM AEME Medium
38 2014 Mobile Rescue Center of Ukraine UKR AEME Heavy
39 2014 Morocco USAR Team MOR AEME Heavy
11R 2014 Swiss Rescue CH AEME Heavy
12R 2014 USAR Poland POL AEME Heavy
13R 2014 Icelandic International USAR Team (ICE-SAR) ICE AEME Medium
14R 2014 China International Search and Rescue (CISAR) PRC AP Heavy
40 2015 New Zealand Urban Search and Rescue NZ AP Heavy
41 2015 Saudi Search and Rescue Team (SASART) Saudi AEME Heavy
42 2015 ARMENIA URBAN SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM (AMUSAR) ARM AEME Medium
43 2015 Estonian Disaster Relief Team (EDRT) EST AEME Medium
44 2015 Qatar Search and Rescue Team (QSART) QAT AEME Heavy
15R 2015 Japan Disaster Relief Team (JDR) JAP AP Heavy
16R 2015 Danish Search and Rescue Team (DEMA) DNK AEME Heavy
17R 2015 Belgium First Aid and Support Team (B-Fast) BEL AEME Medium
18R 2015 Czech Urban Search and Rescue Team (USAR CZ) CZE AEME Heavy
19R 2015 Pompiers de l’Urgence Internationale (PUI) FRA AEME Medium
45 2016 Special Malaysia Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (SMART) MAL AP Heavy
46 2016 Siberian Regional USAR RUS AEME Medium
20R 2016 Unidad Militar de Emergencias USAR (SP USAR UME) ESP AEME Medium
21R 2016 Emergencia Respuesta Immediata Comunidad de Madrid (ERICAM) ESP AEME Medium
22R 2016 Search and Rescue Unit Vorarlberg (SARUV) AUT AEME Medium
23R 2016 Central Airmobile Rescue Team of EMERCOM of Russia RUS AEME Heavy
24R 2016 Lithuanian Emergency Response Team (LERT) LTU AEME Medium
25R 2016 Korea Disaster Relief Team (KDRT) KOR AP Heavy
1R2 2016 USAID Fairfax County USAR TF#1 USA Americas Heavy
2R2 2016 UK ISAR GBR AEME Heavy
47 2017 USAR-SOUTH AFRICA SA AEME Medium
48 2017 AFAD-2 Ankara USAR Team TUR AEME Heavy
26R 2017 USAR AFAD-1 TUR AEME Heavy
3R2 2017 USAID LA County Fire Dpt. USAR TF #2 USA Americas Heavy
4R2 2017 ISAR Germany GER AEME Medium
5R2 2017 Technisches Hilfswerk (THW) GER AEME Heavy
6R2 2017 Hungarian National Organization for Rescue Services (HUNOR) HUN AEME Heavy
27R 2017 Hungarian National Integrated Organisation for Rescue Services (HUSZAR) HUN AEME Medium
28R 2017 New South Wales Task Force 2 (AUS-2) AUS AP Heavy
29R 2017 Austrian Forces Disaster Relief Unit (AFDRU) AUT AEME Heavy
49 2017 H-USAR, Algeria ALG AEME Heavy
50 2017 Bomberos de Chile CHL Americas Medium
30R 2017 Sultanate of Oman National Search & Rescue Team OMN AEME Medium
31R 2018 FinnRescue Team FIN AEME Heavy
51 2018 SNGRD Team Colombia COL Americas Medium
32R 2018 AKUT Search and Rescue Association TUR AEME Medium
33R 2018 RSR Republican Special Response Belarus BLR AEME Heavy
7R2 2018 Queensland Fire and Rescue Service TF#1 AUS AP Heavy
8R2 2018 Operation Lionheart Contingent SGP AP Heavy
34R 2018 Jordanian SAR Team (JSAR) JOR AEME Heavy
52 2018 USAR Italy ITA-1 ITA AEME Heavy
53 2018 ISRAEL National Search and Rescue Unit (NRU) ISR AEME Heravy
9R2 2019 USAR.NL NLD AEME Heavy
10R2 2019 Abu Dhabi Police USAR Team UAE AEME Heavy
  35R 2019 Military Units of French Civil Protection HUSAR (UIISC 1) FRA AEME Heavy
  36R 2019 Military Units of French Civil Protection HUSAR (UIISC 7) FRA AEME Heavy
11R2 2019 USAR Poland POL AEME Heavy
37R 2019 RO USAR ROM AEME Medium
38R 2019 Mobile Rescue Center of Ukraine UKR AEME Heavy
54 2019 China International Search and Rescue (CSAR) PRC Asia-Pacific Heravy
12R2 2019 China International Search and Rescue (CISAR) PRC Asia-Pacific Heavy
55 2019 Pakistan Rescue Team PAK Asia-Pacific Medium
56 2019 INA SAR INA Asia-Pacific Medium
No.Year IEC and IER Teams Country RG Level
12005Central Rescue Services of Budapest (CRSB)HUNAEMEHeavy
22006UK ISARGBRAEMEHeavy
32007USAID Fairfax County USAR TF#1USAAmericasHeavy
42007USAID LA County Fire Dpt. USAR TF #2USAAmericasHeavy
52007USAR.NLNLDAEMEHeavy
62007Technisches Hilfswerk (THW)GERAEMEHeavy
72007ISAR GermanyGERAEMEMedium
82008Disaster Assistance and Rescue TeamSGPAPHeavy
2008Swedish International Fast Response Team (SWIFT)SWEAEMEHeavy
92008Swiss RescueCHAEMEHeavy
102008Queensland Fire and Rescue Service TF#1AUSAPHeavy
2008Norwegian Search and Rescue TeamNORAEMEMedium
112009USAR PolandPOLAEMEHeavy
122009Icelandic International USAR Team (ICE-SAR)ICEAEMEMedium
132009China International Search and Rescue (CISAR)PRCAPHeavy
142009Abu Dhabi Police USAR TeamUAEAEMEMedium
2R2009UK ISARGBRAEMEHeavy
152010Japan Disaster Relief Team (JDR)JPNAPHeavy
162010Danish Search and Rescue Team (DEMA)DNKAEMEHeavy
172010Belgium First Aid and Support Team (B-Fast)BELAEMEMedium
182010Czech Urban Search and Rescue Team (USAR CZ)CZEAEMEHeavy
192010Pompiers de l’Urgence Internationale (PUI)FRAAEMEMedium
202011Lithuanian Emergency Response Team (LERT)LTUAEMEMedium
212011Search and Rescue Unit Vorarlberg (SARUV)AUTAEMEMedium
222011Central Airmobile Rescue Team of EMERCOM of RussiaRUSAEMEHeavy
232011AKUT Search and Rescue AssociationTURAEMEMedium
242011Korea Disaster Relief Team (KDRT)KORAPHeavy
252011Emergencia Respuesta Immediata Comunidad de Madrid (ERICAM)ESPAEMEMedium
262011Unidad Militar de Emergencias USAR (SP USAR UME)ESPAEMEMedium
3R2011USAID Fairfax County USAR TF#1USAAmericasHeavy
5R2011USAR.NLNLDAEMEHeavy
272012Sultanate of Oman National Search & Rescue TeamOMNAEMEMedium
282012FinnRescue (FRF)FINAEMEHeavy
292012New South Wales Task Force (NSWTF/1)AUSAPHeavy
302012Austrian Forces Disaster Relief Unit (AFDRU)AUTAEMEHeavy
312012Hungarian National Integrated Organisation for Rescue Services (HUSZAR)HUNAEMEMedium
322012Istanbul AFAD USAR Team (TURKUSAR)TURAEMEHeavy
4R2012USAID LA County Fire Dpt. USAR TF #2USAAmericasHeavy
1R2012Hungarian National Organization for Rescue Services (HUNOR)HUNAEMEHeavy
6R2012Technisches Hilfswerk (THW)GERAEMEHeavy
7R2012ISAR GermanyGERAEMEMedium
332013Jordanian SAR Team (JSAR)JORAEMEHeavy
342013Republican Special Response TeamBLRAEMEHeavy
8R2013Operation Lionheart ContingentSGPAPHeavy
2013Swedish International Fast Response Team (SWIFT) (Reclassification)SWEAEMEHeavy
9R2013Queensland Fire and Rescue Service TF#1AUSAPHeavy
10R2013UAE USAR (Medium to Heavy)UAEAEMEHeavy
352014Military Units of French Civil Protection HUSAR (UIISC 1)FRAAEMEHeavy
362014Military Units of French Civil Protection HUSAR (UIISC 7)FRAAEMEHeavy
372014RO USARROMAEMEMedium
382014Mobile Rescue Center of UkraineUKRAEMEHeavy
392014Morocco USAR TeamMORAEMEHeavy
11R2014Swiss RescueCHAEMEHeavy
12R2014USAR PolandPOLAEMEHeavy
13R2014Icelandic International USAR Team (ICE-SAR)ICEAEMEMedium
14R2014China International Search and Rescue (CISAR)PRCAPHeavy
402015New Zealand Urban Search and RescueNZAPHeavy
412015Saudi Search and Rescue Team (SASART)SaudiAEMEHeavy
422015ARMENIA URBAN SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM (AMUSAR)ARMAEMEMedium
432015Estonian Disaster Relief Team (EDRT)ESTAEMEMedium
442015Qatar Search and Rescue Team (QSART)QATAEMEHeavy
15R2015Japan Disaster Relief Team (JDR)JAPAPHeavy
16R2015Danish Search and Rescue Team (DEMA)DNKAEMEHeavy
17R2015Belgium First Aid and Support Team (B-Fast)BELAEMEMedium
18R2015Czech Urban Search and Rescue Team (USAR CZ)CZEAEMEHeavy
19R2015Pompiers de l’Urgence Internationale (PUI)FRAAEMEMedium
452016Special Malaysia Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (SMART)MALAPHeavy
462016Siberian Regional USARRUSAEMEMedium
20R2016Unidad Militar de Emergencias USAR (SP USAR UME)ESPAEMEMedium
21R2016Emergencia Respuesta Immediata Comunidad de Madrid (ERICAM)ESPAEMEMedium
22R2016Search and Rescue Unit Vorarlberg (SARUV)AUTAEMEMedium
23R2016Central Airmobile Rescue Team of EMERCOM of RussiaRUSAEMEHeavy
24R2016Lithuanian Emergency Response Team (LERT)LTUAEMEMedium
25R2016Korea Disaster Relief Team (KDRT)KORAPHeavy
1R22016USAID Fairfax County USAR TF#1USAAmericasHeavy
2R22016UK ISARGBRAEMEHeavy
472017USAR-SOUTH AFRICASAAEMEMedium
482017AFAD-2 Ankara USAR TeamTURAEMEHeavy
26R2017USAR AFAD-1TURAEMEHeavy
3R22017USAID LA County Fire Dpt. USAR TF #2USAAmericasHeavy
4R22017ISAR GermanyGERAEMEMedium
5R22017Technisches Hilfswerk (THW)GERAEMEHeavy
6R22017Hungarian National Organization for Rescue Services (HUNOR)HUNAEMEHeavy
27R2017Hungarian National Integrated Organisation for Rescue Services (HUSZAR)HUNAEMEMedium
28R2017New South Wales Task Force 2 (AUS-2)AUSAPHeavy
29R2017Austrian Forces Disaster Relief Unit (AFDRU)AUTAEMEHeavy
492017H-USAR, AlgeriaALGAEMEHeavy
502017Bomberos de ChileCHLAmericasMedium
30R2017Sultanate of Oman National Search & Rescue TeamOMNAEMEMedium
31R2018FinnRescue TeamFINAEMEHeavy
512018SNGRD Team ColombiaCOLAmericasMedium
32R2018AKUT Search and Rescue AssociationTURAEMEMedium
33R2018RSR Republican Special Response BelarusBLRAEMEHeavy
7R22018Queensland Fire and Rescue Service TF#1AUSAPHeavy
8R22018Operation Lionheart ContingentSGPAPHeavy
34R2018Jordanian SAR Team (JSAR)JORAEMEHeavy
522018USAR Italy ITA-1ITAAEMEHeavy
532018ISRAEL National Search and Rescue Unit (NRU)ISRAEMEHeravy
9R22019USAR.NLNLDAEMEHeavy
10R22019Abu Dhabi Police USAR TeamUAEAEMEHeavy
  35R2019Military Units of French Civil Protection HUSAR (UIISC 1)FRAAEMEHeavy
  36R2019Military Units of French Civil Protection HUSAR (UIISC 7)FRAAEMEHeavy
11R22019USAR PolandPOLAEMEHeavy
37R2019RO USARROMAEMEMedium
38R2019Mobile Rescue Center of UkraineUKRAEMEHeavy
542019China International Search and Rescue (CSAR)PRCAsia-PacificHeravy
12R22019China International Search and Rescue (CISAR)PRCAsia-PacificHeavy
552019Pakistan Rescue TeamPAKAsia-PacificMedium
562019INA SARINAAsia-PacificMedium
572021Far Eastern Regional Search and Rescue Team of EMERCOM of Russia (RUS – 03)RUSAEMEMedium