The origin of the project

Based on the experiences of the relief operations and assistance of Belgium to Turkey, who was hit by earthquakes in August and November 1999, the Federal Government deemed it necessary to set up a more permanent structure for assistance and relief operations that can be mobilized at any time. Its objective is to give a quicker and more efficient response to emergency situations. When human lives are at stake, one can never be too efficient.


The B-FAST USAR team as mentor
B-FAST preparing in France for UN reclassification of its USAR capacity