The @fire search and rescue team is tirelessly continuing the search for trapped people in the hard-hit town of Kahramanmaraş. Rescue dogs and technical equipment are used non-stop to search for survivors in the numerous collapsed buildings. It’s a race against time: with each passing hour, the likelihood of survival under the rubble diminishes - especially with temperatures hovering around freezing.
Reinforcements also arrived at Adana airport early Thursday morning and set off for Kahramanmaraş. The German civil protection organization @fire is now deployed in the Turkish earthquake zone with 40 helpers and three rescue dogs. The team works closely with the British aid organization SARAID, which is also on site with a search and rescue team.
@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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