In November 2009, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) got the operational command of what would have been a highly-sophisticated and well-equipped USAR
team raised by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in collaboration with international partners.
It is not uncommon to see detachments of ARNG or USAR
Soldiers integrated into Regular Army teams.
QC Mayor Herbert Bautista has ordered the advance deployment of USAR
team during a pre-disaster risk meeting of the Quezon City Risk Reduction and Management Council.
ATFP directs the integration of the Regular Army and Reserve Component (ARNG and USAR
) as a total force.
team has reached District Chiral and the operation is underway till filing of this news.
It is clear to me that there is an opportunity to broaden our capabilities in this area to include a decentralized network of locally deployable volunteer teams trained to a light or medium USAR
standard, particularly in regions prone to large-scale disasters (earthquakes on Canada's Pacific Coast, floods and fires elsewhere).
of establishing USAR
teams in collaboration with Army and it would