An Urban Search and Rescue Exercise was held in Pstrąże, Poland from 23 to 26 April 2013.
The purpose of the exercise is to practice urban search and rescue (USAR) operations and international coordination methodology in accordance with the INSARAG Guidelines. The exercise is based on a major earthquake scenario. It provides a platform for both international and national USAR teams to work together. In parallel, it aims to practice the joint operational coordination between the Local Emergency Management Authority (LEMA) and the On-Site Operations Coordination Centre (OSOCC).