LAHORE: Rescue 1122’s final exercise for obtaining accreditation from the International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG) begun on Tuesday morning. The 36 hour-long exercise will conclude on Wednesday (today).
At least 10 international experts have been called in to monitor and evaluate the exercise. During the simulation, the rescue team has only 36 hours to respond to a natural disaster, in this scenario an earthquake, and to travel back after conducting an urban search and rescue operation.
The simulation is meant to evaluate the team’s management, logistics, planning and rescue operations according to the international standards prescribed by INSARAG, an organisation supervised by the United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).