The INSARAG "Heavy" Urban Search and Rescue(USAR) team from Istanbul Provincial Directorate of Disaster Emergency Management(AFAD) of Turkey successfully underwent an intensive 36-hour INSARAG field exercise and re-classified as a heavy team in accordance with the INSARAG guidelines.

A professional group of experts from Austria, China, Hungary, France and Switzerland participated as classifiers (and with The Netherlands as mentors), in INSARAG's flagship and unique peer review, quality assurance process.

 image7  image3 image7

image4 image1