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REST recognised for overseas rescue.(News)

REST UK, has been recognised by the Department for International Development (DFID). DFID is the part of the UK government that manages Britain's aid to poor countries and works to get rid of extreme poverty. DFID co-ordinate the UK Fire Service Search and Rescue Team (UKFSSART) on their overseas deployments.

REST UK will be part of UKFSSART when they attend disasters overseas. When UKFSSART attended the recent Pakistan earthquake (see FIRE January), conditions were extremely hard. However it was one of their most successful search and rescue missions ever mounted, with the UK teams rescuing a total of 13 people, seven in Islamabad and six from the Muzaffarabad area. This was approximately 50 per cent of the total rescues carried out by all the international rescue teams responding to the disaster. …

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