HELLENIC RESCUE TEAM SEMINAR

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					                           MARMARA EARTHQUAKE RAHABILITATION PROGRAMME (MERP)
         ‘TWINNING BETWEEN THE MUNICIPALITIES OF KOMOTINI AND YALOVA TOWARDS DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND
                                                   MANAGEMENT’




                                    HELLENIC RESCUE TEAM


   Hellenic Resque Team (HRT) is a non-governmental organization
   and its members have participated voluntarily since 1977.

   Since 1994 to nowadays it’s running under statutes.

   HRT, with its human potential of 1000 volunteers all over
   Greece, participates in Search and Rescue missions in cases of
   urgent needs and massive disasters, wherever they take place in
   Greece or abroad.




RODOPI DEVELOPMENT S.A.
                           MARMARA EARTHQUAKE RAHABILITATION PROGRAMME (MERP)
         ‘TWINNING BETWEEN THE MUNICIPALITIES OF KOMOTINI AND YALOVA TOWARDS DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND
                                                   MANAGEMENT’




                              Operative
  Participates in operations of Search and rescue.
  Cases of urgent needs, massive disasters wherever they take
  place inside Greece and abroad.

                          Humanitarian Missions
  Participates in Operations of:
  Provisions the medical and pharmaceutical material at hospitals,
  sanitary centers in countries that need help.
                               Educational
  It organizes schools of members’ technical dissertations regarding
  their specialization, from professional trainers.
  It assists seminars and special schools for abroad.
  It organizes trainings for audience that needs technical information.
                                 Searching
  Include search and technology department with scientists who try to
  focus the current technology to search and rescue department.


RODOPI DEVELOPMENT S.A.
                          MARMARA EARTHQUAKE RAHABILITATION PROGRAMME (MERP)
        ‘TWINNING BETWEEN THE MUNICIPALITIES OF KOMOTINI AND YALOVA TOWARDS DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND
                                                  MANAGEMENT’



      INTERFERENCE AREAS OF HELLENIC RESCUE TEAM




                                  1. Massive Disasters

   Put in search and rescue stricken from disasters like
   earthquakes, debacle and expansive catastrophes.

   Dispose professed equipment and experienced members
   with a lot of entries ex.Aigio 1995, Athens 1999, Turkey
   1999 etc.

   This compartment has the ability, if necessary, to go over
   and act all over the world.



RODOPI DEVELOPMENT S.A.
                          MARMARA EARTHQUAKE RAHABILITATION PROGRAMME (MERP)
        ‘TWINNING BETWEEN THE MUNICIPALITIES OF KOMOTINI AND YALOVA TOWARDS DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND
                                                  MANAGEMENT’




                                    2. Mountain Rescue

  Mountain Rescue Department is the department with the biggest
  activity, taking part in more than a hundred SAR operations in
  mountain regions, involving mountaineering and aviation
  accidents.

  Its members have the entire necessary technical equipment,
  they are trained and they have long experience in order to
  accomplish even the most difficult operations in this domain.




RODOPI DEVELOPMENT S.A.
                          MARMARA EARTHQUAKE RAHABILITATION PROGRAMME (MERP)
        ‘TWINNING BETWEEN THE MUNICIPALITIES OF KOMOTINI AND YALOVA TOWARDS DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND
                                                  MANAGEMENT’




                          3. Water Search and Rescue

     The water search and rescue department has the ability to
     intervene and fulfill operations in the sea, river laces and
     wherever the water element can threaten the human life.

     The department members are scuba divers, speed-craft
     controllers, sailors, bay watchers and supporting crew.




RODOPI DEVELOPMENT S.A.
                          MARMARA EARTHQUAKE RAHABILITATION PROGRAMME (MERP)
        ‘TWINNING BETWEEN THE MUNICIPALITIES OF KOMOTINI AND YALOVA TOWARDS DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND
                                                  MANAGEMENT’




                                            4. First Aid

     It consists of professionals in health domain, with the
     purpose of supporting all other departments during HRT
     operations, owning the adequate rescue material.

     In addition, it undertakes the training of new members
     in first aid domain.




RODOPI DEVELOPMENT S.A.
                          MARMARA EARTHQUAKE RAHABILITATION PROGRAMME (MERP)
        ‘TWINNING BETWEEN THE MUNICIPALITIES OF KOMOTINI AND YALOVA TOWARDS DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND
                                                  MANAGEMENT’




                              5. Research and Technology

        HRT, exploiting its members specialized knowledge, has
        created this department with the aim of modern
        technology exploitation, in order to create applications
        and devices in SAR section.

        The transmitters for direct communication, the micro
        camera for survivors search in the debris, the tele-
        notification appliance in the mountain Olympus are a
        sample of its important work.




RODOPI DEVELOPMENT S.A.
                          MARMARA EARTHQUAKE RAHABILITATION PROGRAMME (MERP)
        ‘TWINNING BETWEEN THE MUNICIPALITIES OF KOMOTINI AND YALOVA TOWARDS DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND
                                                  MANAGEMENT’



                                 6. Humanitarian Missions

       The gathering, the transport and the distribution of
       humanitarian aid to populations suffering from disasters or
       national crisis as well as the set-up and the management
       of help programs forwards third countries compose this
       department’s activity.

       It already has in assets a three-year constant presence in
       FRY, an exploratory mission at FYROM and since 2002,
       with the co-operation of YDAS*, a nursing school is
       working in Afghanistan.

       *International   Expanding Co-operation’s Department of the Hellenic
       Ministry of Foreign Affairs




RODOPI DEVELOPMENT S.A.
                               MARMARA EARTHQUAKE RAHABILITATION PROGRAMME (MERP)
             ‘TWINNING BETWEEN THE MUNICIPALITIES OF KOMOTINI AND YALOVA TOWARDS DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND
                                                       MANAGEMENT’




• Cars                                    EQUIPMENT

• Jeep 4x4                                          • Scuba diving suits and diving equipment
• Ambulances
                                                   • Automatic External Defibrillator
• Snowmobiles
                                                   • Heartbeat tracing sonar device for
• Speed crafts                                       locating living persons in debris

• Oximeter                                         • Variety of stretchers ready to be used
                                                      according to circumstances
• Penetrating drills
                                                  • Mountain equipment: whim enclave in
• Excavating tools                                  crevasse, climbing equipment, radonee skis
                                                  • Communication systems for short and long
• First Aid Equipment                             distance


  RODOPI DEVELOPMENT S.A.
                              MARMARA EARTHQUAKE RAHABILITATION PROGRAMME (MERP)
            ‘TWINNING BETWEEN THE MUNICIPALITIES OF KOMOTINI AND YALOVA TOWARDS DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND
                                                      MANAGEMENT’


  THE MOST IMPORTANT OPERATIONS HRT PARTICIPATED IN
Earthquakes in Turkey – Three Rescue Missions (August – September 1999)
Humanitarian mission in Serbia for three years (1998 2002) in cooperation with
ECHO (European Commission Humanitarian aid Office)

Technical support of the humanitarian mission in Albania (2000)

In cooperation with YDAS, HRT created a hospital school in Afghanistan (2002)
and send an ambulance to support the local health system

Support of refuge camp in Jordan (2003)

Coordination of the Hellenic Humanitarian Aid in Afghanistan (2002)

HRT took over, with the assistance of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the selection;
management and distribution of the whole humanitarian aid gathered by the Greek
State and send it to Baghdad (2003)

Earthquake in Algeria (May 2003) HRT sent a Search and Rescue Team consisted of
13 persons, a special trained search-dog and an ambulance.

   RODOPI DEVELOPMENT S.A.

				
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