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FBiH Government is sending a Specialized Unit for urban search and rescue to Turkey

FENA Press release, Photo:

SARAJEVO, February 6 (FENA) - At the initiative of the Prime Minister of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Fadil Novalić, the Government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina at today's emergency telephone session, accepting the information about the devastating earthquakes in the areas of the Republic of Turkey and Syria, tasked the FBiH Civil Protection Administration to urgently organize the deployment of emergency assistance to the Republic of Turkey.

The assistance includes part of the 17-member specialized Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team as emergency responders, with personal equipment and two search dogs to the earthquake-affected areas that would be airlifted as an emergency.

The rest of this team of 20 members of the unit with the necessary equipment and means for rescuing from the ruins will be sent later by land, the FBiH Government announced.

The Government tasked the FBIH Civil Protection Administration and the Headquarters of Civil Protection to coordinate the deployment of the Mountain Rescue Service of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the function of the FBiH Protection and Rescue Service to the areas affected by the earthquake in the Republic of Turkey.

The FBiH Civil Protection Administration has organized specialized units designed to carry out more complex rescue interventions that require quick and efficient action to save people's lives and material goods and can offer the engagement of a USAR team as assistance.

The Mountain Rescue Service of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina has made available a team of 50 members with two search dogs.

(FENA) S. R.

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