INSARAG Guidelines 2020 Volume II: Preparedness and Response Manual A: Capacity Building

"Capacity building in this manual defines the process of identifying and supporting existing urban search and rescue (USAR) resources or developing new capacity through the creation of systems and processes, recruitment of suitable staff, the procurement of equipment, training of personnel and its integration into the existing legal framework for emergency management sufficient to support and sustain the capacity.Additionally, This manual will attempt to differentiate between the usual actions taken by organized first responders and how they can expand their capacity to develop technical rescue capacity (Chapter 2: Building Local Capacity). Chapter 3: Building National Capacity will focus on the formation of USAR capabilities that can be designated as national capabilities."