1GEAIRAN EARTHQUAKESEARCH & RESCUE OPERATION-26 December 2003
2GEA 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 readyto fly to Iran at the same day.The first teams arrived to disaster area were GEA and the Swiss Rescue Teamstarted the operation on the field after 22 hours in the City of BAM.
3The formal invitation letter to GEA from Iranian Ambassador
527 December 2:45 a.mWith 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.
11recce and search operations. First GEA Team has returned on 30th December 2003 Tuesday after completingrecce and search operations.Second GEA Team is still in BAM , continuing disaster relief operations with the turkish Teams after 10 days of EQ. ..
12We would like to thank for their support to : State Minister Mr. Mehmet Ali ŞahinMinister of Interior Mr.Abdülkadir AksuCivil Defence General Director Mr.Atilla ÖzdemirTurkish Emergency Management General Director Mr. Hasan İpekIran Ankara EmbassyAll of the responsibles at UN & OCHA & Virtual OSOCCAll of the responsibles in Iran and people there.All of the International SAR Teams for good cooperation.