The preparedness phase is the period between disaster responses. In this phase, USAR Teams undertake preparatory measures to ensure that they are at the highest level of readiness for deployment as possible. Teams will conduct training and exercises, review lessons-learned from previous experiences, update Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as required, and plan future responses.


The documents in this Technical Reference Library (TRL) section are Best Practices shared by USAR teams and INSARAG Working Groups. They are not endorsed by INSARAG and should be viewed as reference Materials. For more information on the TRL, click on this link


This section is categorized into 7 subsections: