B-FAST, like other international rescue teams, closely follows the situation in Haiti, hit by Hurricane Matthew. This is done through an electronic platform of the United Nations. Based on the information from this platform, B-FAST evaluates the possibility of providing assistance. It is important that this emergency aid has an added value to the aid already deployed on the ground.
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The Belgian First Aid and Support Team (B-Fast) participates from 4 to 8 October in an large scale international exercise in Sicily. During this exercise, an emergency aid operation in a third country will be simulated. The B-Fast USAR team (Urban Search and Rescue) will practice, with other international USAR teams, procedures for tracking and liberating victims underneath the debris of collapsed buildings. USAR is a ‘module’ responsible for search and rescue operations in urban surroundings. It meets the relevant international standards.