Hellenic Rescue Team [HRT]

Country

Greece

E-mail projects@hrt.org.gr
Hellenic Rescue Team (HRT) is a volunteer non-profit Search and Rescue organisation, with a human potential of 2.000 volunteers all over Greece and Headquarters in Thessaloniki. HRT participates in SAR (Search and Rescue) missions in cases of urgent needs and massive disasters, either in Greece or abroad. It is acknowledged by Civil Protection Authorities in Greece and EU and a member of the UN-INSARAG (United Nation - International Search and Rescue Advisory Group), and the only Greek member in IMRF (International Maritime Rescue Federation) and IKAR/CISA (Internationale Kommission fur Alpines Rettungswesen/Commission Internationale de SauvatageAlpin).  HRT's mainmission is the search and rescue of people in need and the organisation of Aid Missions in naturals and manmade disasters all over the world, nevertheless a major objective (and vital tool to achieve our mission) is Research and Development in the area of Search and Rescue, crisis and crowd management, telecommunications, ICT for first responders.
Within the Hellenic Rescue Team area, there are seven specialised departments, mainly:
- USAR - Massive Disasters
- Mountain Rescue
- Water Search and Rescue
- First Aid
- Research, Technology and Telecommunications
- Humanitarian Missions
- Training
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