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International Search and Rescue Team of the MES participates successfully in the exercise in Turkey

International Search and Rescue Team of the MES participates in the exercise held in Ankara on January 12-18, 2020 on the invitation of the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Turkey successfully.

The main aim of the exercise is to improve the training level of the International Search and Rescue Team of the Azerbaijani MES established in order to represent the Republic of Azerbaijan in under the Turkish mentor for passing the classification of the International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG) of the UN Office on Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA), as well as the knowledge and skills of the personal staff for participation in humanitarian operations.

Before the exercise that consists of two stages, theoretical and practical, the participants viewed activity of the AFAD closely.

Then theoretical stage of the exercise started. In the first stage realized in the Training and Education Center of the Turkish AFAD was attended also by the Turkish experts group together with the personal staff of the International Search and Rescue Team of the Azerbaijani MES. Presentations were heard, opinion exchange was held and questions were answered on participation in international humanitarian operations in the theoretical part of the exercise.

Afterwards practical stage of the exercise began. This stage that continued throughout 36 hours in Training and Education polygon was consisted of rescuing of injured people underneath the destructions occurred as the result of the natural disasters, first aid to them, evacuation, as well as evaluation of the situation in the disaster area, implementation of proper decision making procedures.

Throughout the exercise the observance of technical safety rules during the international humanitarian operations and developing practical habits on protection life and safety were also in the focus of attention.

The exercise achieved the aims ahead.

The special tactical exercise of the International Search and Rescue Team of the MES was observed by the Turkish experts closely.

The exercise will be over on January 18.

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