INSARAG EXTERNAL CLASSIFICATION (IEC)

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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 from 2005 to 2012 are listed below (with their classification level):

 

2005:

Hungary, Central Rescue Services of Budapest (CRSB) Fovárosi Központi Rendeltetésu Mentoszervezet (FKRMSZ) -IEC - Heavy

2006:
UK, UK International Search and Rescue (UK-ISAR) - IEC - Heavy
USA, USAID – The Fairfax County USAR Task Force (VA-TF1) - IEC - Heavy

2007:
USA, USAID – Los Angeles County Fire Department, United States USAR Team 2 - IEC -Heavy
The Netherlands, USAR.NL - IEC - Heavy
Germany, German Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) - IEC - Heavy
Germany, I.S.A.R. Germany - IEC - Medium

2008:
Singapore, Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (DART, Singapore Civil Defence Force) - IEC - Heavy

Sweden, Swedish International Fast Response Team (SWIFT USAR) - IEC - Heavy
Norway, NORSAR - IEC - Medium
Australia, Queensland Fire and Rescue Service - IEC - Heavy
Switzerland, Swiss Rescue - IEC - Heavy

2009:
Poland, USAR Poland - IEC - Heavy
UK, UK International Search and Rescue (UK-ISAR) - IER - Heavy

Iceland, The Icelandic Search and Rescue Team (ICE-SAR) - IEC - Medium
China, China International Search and Rescue Team (CISAR) - IEC - Heavy
UAE, UAE USAR Team - IEC - Medium

2010:
Japan, Japan Disaster Relief Team (JDR) - IEC - Heavy
Denmark, Danish Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) - IEC - Heavy
Belgium, Belgian First Aid and Support Team (B-FAST) - IEC - Medium
Czech Republic, Czech Emergency Response Team (CZERT) - IEC - Heavy
France, Pompiers de l'Urgence Internationale (PUI) - IEC - Medium

 

2011:

Lithuania, Lithuania Emergency Response Team (LERT) - IEC - Medium
Austria, Search and Rescue Unit Vorarlberg (SARUV) - IEC - Medium

Russia, Central Airmobile Rescue Team of EMERCOM of Russia - IEC - Heavy
Turkey,  Search and Rescue Association (AKUT) - IEC - Medium

The Netherlands, USAR.NL - IER - Heavy

Korea, Korea Disaster Relief Team (KDRT) -  IEC - Heavy

USA, USAID – The Fairfax County USAR Task Force (VA-TF1) - IER - Heavy

Spain, Emergencia Repuesta Inmediata Comunidad de Madrid (ERICAM) - IEC - Medium

Spain, Unidad Militar de Emergencia (UME) - IEC- Medium


2012:

Sultanate of Oman, National Search & Rescue Team (NSRT) - IEC - Medium

Finland, FinnRescue (FRF) -IEC - Heavy

USA, USAID LA County Fire Department (TF2) - IER - Heavy

Germany, Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) - IER - Heavy

Germany, I.S.A.R. Germany- IER - Medium

Austria, Austrian Forces Disaster Relief Unit (AFDRU) - IEC - Heavy

Australia, New South Wales (NSW) - IEC - Heavy

Hungary, Hungarian National Organisation for Rescue Services (HUNOR) - IER - Heavy

Hungary, Hungarian National Organisation for Integrated Rescue Services (HUSZAR) - IEC - Medium

Turkey, TurkUSAR (AFAD) - IEC - Heavy

 

2013:

Jordan, Jordan Search & Rescue Team (JSRT) - IEC - Heavy

Australia, Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) - IER - Heavy

Singapore, Operation Lionheart Contingent - IER - Heavy

Sweden, Swedish International Fast Response Team (SWIFT USAR) - IER - Heavy

Belarus, Republican Special Response Team - IEC - Heavy

United Arab Emirates, UAE USAR - IEC - Medium to Heavy

 

2014:

France, Military Units of French Civil Protection HUSAR (UIISC 1) - IEC - Heavy

France, Military Units of French Civil Protection HUSAR (UIISC 7) - IEC - Heavy

Poland, USAR POLAND - IER - Heavy

Romania, Romanian Urban Search and Rescue Team (RO-USAR) - IEC - Medium

Iceland, The Icelandic Search and Rescue Team (ICE-SAR) - IER - Medium

Ukraine, Mobile Rescue Centre of Ukraine - IEC - Heavy

China, China International Search and Rescue Team (CISAR) - IER - Heavy

Morocco, USAR Morocco Team - IEC - Heavy

Switzerland, Swiss Rescue - IER - Heavy