Quicker Intervention with Multi-copters 24 October 2018
The AFAD Bolu Search and Rescue Team received training on how to use multi-copters for quicker intervention especially during rescue operations for missing persons.
Wide forestry areas and mountainous terrain as well as number of artificial lakes in the Bolu province caused delays and problems during the search and rescue operations for missing persons.
Multi-copter is among the best vehicles that overcome obstacles and offer observation from air, scanning of wider area in a short time, correct direction for teams and see out of sight places for search and rescue teams.
Meanwhile, Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) Search and Rescue Teams received training on how to use multi-copter training from expert trainers from the AFAD Bilecik Directorate. Training that took place in the Bolu Gölcük artificial lake and environs lasted 2 says.
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Rescue Dogs Certified AFAD chief presents official certificates to search and rescue dogs. Ankara, 8 December 2015 – Search and rescue dogs and their trainers have received official certificates upon successfully completing a proficiency test held in Samsun on 9-27 November 2015.Rescue Dogs Certified
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(6 - 9 May 2013) The Mosul Committee which consisted of 5 people named Nebil Selim EL MUFTI, Muhammed Vaad MECİD, Ahmed Ziya YUNUS, Emced Abdülgani SALIH and Zine Muhammed NAIF came to Ankara to benefit from AFAD’s experience about Disaster Management. The training will be lasted 4 days (2 days in AFAD, 2 days in Turkish Red Crescent) between the dates of 6-9 May 2013. The committee was welcomed by head of Strategy Development Department, Mithat KUP and presentations about AFAD, Van Earthquake, Aid to Syria was presented by AFAD’s specialists. Within the scope of program, committee will visit in order of Disaster and Emergency Training Center, Ankara Provincial Disaster and Emergency Directorate, Civil Defence-Search and Rescue Directorate, Gazi University Earthquake Engineering Practice ...Disaster Management Training for Mosul Committee
AFAD and JAK teams rescue missing person in the Canyon
The General Director of the Turkish Diyanet Foundation (TDV) Attorn. Mehmet Savaş Polat and other TDV executives visited the Disaster and Emergency Training Center (AFADEM) and received “Basic Disaster Awareness Training.” The Deputy Head of Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) İsmail Palakoğlu greeted the TDV delegation made up of deputy general directos and unit directors of the organization. Giving brief information about the functions of AFADEM, Palakoğlu explained the recent activities of AFAD regarding creating basic disaster awareness and its corporate capacity. Deputy Head of AFAD underlined the importance of raising awareness about disasters, preparedness and activities concerning reducing risks. Speaking after Palakoğlu, TDV General Director Polat stated that train...Turkish Diyanet Foundation (TDV) Management Receives Disaster Awareness Training