This is a space to share good practices on national USAR capacity strengthening. In order to share a good practice, please use the following format , as agreed by the Americas Regional Chairmanship Group, and contact the INSARAG secretariat at (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Country Name of the good practice Year Document
Colombia National Logistics Center 2015 Centro nacional logístico
Chile USAR Operational working group 2015 GTO USAR

 

Key Products

 Country Document Year

Regional Group

Practical Guide for INSARAG policy and operational focal points (English, Spanish)

The purpose of this Guide is to complement the Terms of Reference of INSARAG policy and operational focal points as laid down in the INSARAG Guidelines in its Volume I: Policy, Annex A. The present document provides additional guidance, based on the actual experience and good practices of focal points on the way to implement their functions.

2017

Regional group

  • Template on entry requirements of international USAR teams (EnglishSpanish )
  • The template was first created and presented to the Regional Group in 2014, then tested in 2015 and finalised by the Regional Chairmanship Group in 2016. It is expected that countries complete the format and share it in case of emergency requiring the deployment of international USAR teams through the Virtual OSOCC .

2016

 Ecuador

Report of the lessons learned workshop on the USAR operations following the 16 April 2016 earthquake, Ecuador (English, Spanish)

2016

Regional Group

The creation of a national USAR accreditation system (English , Spanish)

2014

Regional Group

  • Capacity assessment of USAR teams in the Americas region (English , Spanish )

This is a capacity assessment carried out by the INSARAG Americas Regional Group of the capacity of national USAR teams in the region. The data collection process was carried out in 2013 and the processing and analysis finalised in 2014. It was carried out by the Regional Chairmanship Group through the INSARAG focal points of countries.

2014

 

Webex presentations 

Title of presentation  Date  Link
 INSARAG Guidelines 2015  9 December 2015  Spanish (no English)
 Proposal for a external support and validation process of national USAR team accreditation processes 11 August 2016 Spanish , English