Published on July 28, 2010
Applied Response Theory
International USAR Perspective
Disaster Management Advisor
INSARAG was established in 1991 following lessons learned in the 1988 Armenia earthquake INSARAG Established
Platform for its stakeholders to define standards for international USAR assistance develop methodology for international cooperation and coordination in earthquake response INSARAG Introduction
Sponsored by Turkey, co-sponsored by 58 countries, unanimously accepted after 2 year discussion Measures to improve speed, effectiveness of international USAR assistance Endorses use of INSARAG Guidelines Endorses coordination support to disaster affected country by UNDAC team Encourages regional cooperation in USAR Encourages member states to resolve administrative delays to deploying USAR teams e.g. customs entry procedures, visas, overflight UN GA Resolution 57/150 of 16 Dec 2002
Haiti Earthquake – January 12th, 2010
Customs Immigration USAR Teams AST LEMA Reception Center
Reconnaissance BoO Location OSOCC Location LEMA Initial Rescues The First 48 Hours
ICE-SAR Video Trailer
OSOCC RDC MINUSTAH Airport Building OSOCC Location
Importance of information
High tech job?
The reason why we do this!
Coordinating the chaos
Overall Coordination at the MINUSTAH USAR Coordination at the airport 1. RDC at PAP 2. RDC at SD Coordination Structure
OSOCC at Minustah
OPC at BoO
Divide and conquer
USAR Team Coordination Meetings
Dealing with media
They got there first
Live Media Coverage
Photo: Reuters Psychological Effects
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