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Nepal Update 02/05/15

All the team are safe and well. The team have been out all day completing their search of Kapan and Mahankal areas of the city.

This morning the UK Fire Service team have been working with the SARAID team to search a large five storey building that had collapsed. Unfortunately, no survivors were found. After completing the search, the team split into two sections.

One section carried out building inspections for UNICEF and the UN to ascertain whether buildings were safe for use. The other section travelled out to a monastery near Gumba where they carried out an inspection of the buildings for the monks, before returning back to base.



Nepal Deployment: Update

The Team have arrived Safely in Kathmandu and are operating as part of the UN coordinated rescue operation.

The Team are safe and well. They are based just outside Kathmandu airport.

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Today, Wednesday 29th, half of the SARAID team are working with a Turkish team and the two dog handlers from @Fire (yellow uniform) in an area around Sanku, they have conducted several searches of collapsed structures but have not found anything or anybody.

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Three team members are currently working in the On-Site Operations Coordination Centre (OSOCC) coordinating the international Urban Search & Rescue teams. The rest of the team are waiting at Base of Operations to meet up with a section of UK-ISAR. They are travelling to 'sector J' which is a large area, once there they will be conducting a needs assessments following information from the Nepalese military.

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We're sending a team to Nepal

Our team of 14 fully trained rescue technicians will deploy with 1.5 tonnes of the latest rescue equipment including; sound and vibration detection equipment, as well as specialised search cameras to help locate victims trapped under buildings and cutting equipment to help tunnel into collapsed buildings to rescue them. The team also carries stretchers and medical kit, ropes, generators, tents, satellite communications and their own food – to ensure they aren’t a strain on local resources once in country.

SARAID are experienced in dealing with incidents of this type having been part of the  rescue efforts in the earthquakes of Indonesia and Haiti as well as other natural disasters around the world.

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