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November 11, 2022

Japan Disaster Relief Rescue Team has achieved the “Heavy” reclassification

November 11th, the Japan Disaster Relief Search and Rescue Team (the JDR Rescue Team) has successfully completed the INSARAG External Re-Classification (IER) process, which evaluates the operational capability and capacity of Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) teams and has achieved the highest “Heavy” reclassification. During the 4-day process from November 8th, the team underwent a 36-hour non-stop scenario-based exercise at the Hyogo Prefectural Emergency Management and Training Center


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