Emergency Responders & Training

Building the first tier of local capability involves the training and development of existing local emergency services and community responders to meet the needs of the affected population at the onset of the incident.
The role of Emergency Responders at the initial phase of an incident is to:


Assessing the nature and scale of the incident


Rescue and basic casualty care in the initial stages of a collapse incident


Providing information to domestic decision-makers about the event


Requesting the appropriate resources required to successfully complete the rescue phase
Emergency Responders would be most effective in areas where no organised USAR capability exists, as well as areas where any USAR response from structured teams may be delayed. It is envisaged that USAR First Responders will typically be personnel working in the local community or staff of local government organisations tasked with emergency management or response.

Local Police

Medical Staff

Fire Fighters

Government Workers