The INSARAG External Re-classification (IER) for DEMA and BFAST were held jointly in Tinglev, Denmark from 28 September to 3 October.

DEMA was successfully reclassified as Heavy, and BFAST as Medium team. Both teams were firstly classified in their INSARAG External Classification (IEC) in 2010, and they need to be reclassified since 5 years have passed from the first classification. INSARAG is a network, and IEC classifiers are also provided by the other INSARAG member states. More than 10 INSARAG member states, such as the US and Poland, sent IER classifiers for this event and supported their successful classification.

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