A mission team from the German aid organisation @fire arrived in the Turkish earthquake zone on Tuesday night. The team of 17 disaster relief workers and two rescue dogs left Frankfurt Airport for the disaster area on Monday evening.
After their arrival at Adana Airport, the @fire team, together with other international teams, first took over the operation of the Reception/Department Centre (RDC). The arriving international search and rescue teams are registered and coordinated there. The RDC is thus taking on a first important task in coordinating international aid under the umbrella of the United Nations International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG).
The aid organisation @fire is part of the United Nations International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG) and was classified as the world’s first Light USAR Team in 2021.
@fire - Internationaler Katastrophenschutz Deutschland e. V. is a non-profit civil protection organization that has been providing rapid emergency aid worldwide following devastating natural disasters since 2002. Responders are specially trained in wildland firefighting (WFF) and search and rescue of buried victims after earthquakes (USAR). All of the more than 400 members are involved in national and international disaster relief on a voluntary and unpaid basis. The civil protection organization was classified as the world’s first Light USAR Team by the United Nations International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG) in 2021 and operates according to international standards. Funding for operations, training, and equipment is primarily donor-funded.
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