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INSARAG Guidelines for Urban Search and Rescue Teams (USAR)

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These guidelines made by INSARAG aim to establish minimum international standards and methodology for Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) teams during coordination for earthquake response.

INSARAG is a global network of more than 90 countries and organisations under the United Nations umbrella. The network deals with Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) related issues, aiming to establish minimum international standards for USAR teams and methodology for international coordination in earthquake response based on the INSARAG Guidelines endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 57/150 of 2002, on “Strengthening the Effectiveness and Coordination of International Urban Search and Rescue Assistance”.

Download the guidelines here.

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