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Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority

Regional Earthquake Drill in Kayseri 10 December 2015

Regional Earthquake Drill in Kayseri

700 AFAD first responders, 115 vehicles participate in regional earthquake drill in Kayseri, Turkey.

Ankara, 25 November 2015 – The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority’s Kayseri branch, in cooperation with provincial offices in Kırşehir, Nevşehir, Sivas, Yozgat and Kahramanmaraş, hosted a regional field drill based on a fictional scenario featuring a 5.7 magnitude earthquake. According to the script, search and rescue crews responded to emergency calls from seven residential buildings and an office to rescue multiple individuals trapped in the debris.

AFAD organizes routine drills as part of the Disaster Response Plan of Turkey, TAMP, an integrated response system coordinating dozens of government agencies and accredited non-governmental organizations.

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