GEA has immediately started to prepare for disaster response after hearing terrible earthquake. With the formal invitation letter from Iranian Ambassador, also giving information to Turkish Civil Defence General Directorate, the first GEA Team of 7 members was ready to fly to Iran at the same day. The first teams arrived to disaster area were GEA and the Swiss Rescue Team started the operation on the field after 22 hours in the City of BAM.
The formal invitation letter to GEA from Iranian Ambassador
GEA arrived BAM airport
27 December 2:45 a.m With the coordination of Turkish Emergency Management General Directorate and Civil Defence General Directorate another GEa Team of 5 members and a transportation vehicle were delivered to disaster area by military airplane.
Scenes from search operation
First GEA Team has returned on 30th December 2003 Tuesday after completing recce and search operations. Second GEA Team is still in BAM, continuing disaster relief operations with the turkish Teams after 10 days of EQ...
We would like to thank for their support to : State Minister Mr. Mehmet Ali Şahin Minister of Interior Mr.Abdülkadir Aksu Civil Defence General Director Mr.Atilla Özdemir Turkish Emergency Management General Director Mr. Hasan İpek Iran Ankara Embassy All of the responsibles at UN & OCHA & Virtual OSOCC All of the responsibles in Iran and people there. All of the International SAR Teams for good cooperation.
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