Urban search and rescue at heritage sites: guidance note. Version 9.0 – 31 March 2023

Tandon, Aparna, Gül Ünal, Zeynep and Behar, Cem (2023) Urban search and rescue at heritage sites: guidance note. Version 9.0 – 31 March 2023. Manual. UN OCHA INSARAG 41p. [Book]

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Abstract (in English)

Urban Search and Rescue at Heritage Sites: A Guide for the Field is designed to provide Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Teams, National Disaster Management Authorities (NDMA) and Local Emergency Management Authorities (LEMA), Cultural Ministries, Heritage Departments and Authorities (CHA), and Cultural Heritage First Aiders (CFA) with procedures to follow when carrying out operations at heritage sites that become a special operational environment following a disaster. The purpose of this document is to provide basic critical information that will enable the necessary communication and cooperation between USAR Teams and CHA in disaster areas that are dense in cultural heritage buildings and sites. It outlines the policy, preparedness and capacities needed for providing cultural heritage first aid as part of search and rescue operations within the International USAR Response Cycle (see also INSARAG Guidelines 2020 Vol. II, Manual B, pp. 6-7). This information is vital to ensure that search and rescue and humanitarian aid works are carried out more effectively in this special operational environment, as well as to ensure that the first response to heritage is carried out with the sensitivity it requires. This guide will help increase awareness for the safeguard of heritage in the immediate aftermath of a disaster, particularly during search and rescue. This guide may be used by international and national USAR Teams and LEMA to self-train and improve overall preparedness, ensuring inter-agency cooperation and coordination between emergency management and cultural heritage sectors. The International Search and Rescue Advisory (INSARAG) Guidelines 2020 have been used as a key source for the creation of this guide. Moreover, it draws on the standardised and field-tested methodology for providing cultural heritage first aid, developed by the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM).

Item Type: Book (Manual)
Tandon, Aparna
Gül Ünal, Zeynep
Behar, Cem
Corporate Authors: UN OCHA INSARAG; UNESCO; ICCROM; ICOMOS International Committee on Risk Preparedness; GEA Search and Rescue Team
Languages: English
Keywords: international recommendations; international cooperation; disaster relief work; post-disaster situation; conservation of cultural heritage; methodology
K.LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES > 05. International organizations
National Committee: Turkey
International Scientific Committee: Risk Preparedness
Institutions & Partners: UNESCO
Number of Pages: 41
Depositing User: ICOMOS DocCentre
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2023 15:02
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2023 16:00
URI: https://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/2942

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