Search and rescue teams from 9 nations attend training course in Beijing co-hosted by Singapore and China

A group of 30 search and rescue personnel from nine nations trained together during the inaugural Senior Training Course for Urban Search and Rescue, co-hosted by the Singapore Civil Defence Force and the China Earthquake Administration.
Search and rescue personnel from nine different countries taking part in the Senior Training Course for Urban Search and Rescue in May 2018.
Search and rescue personnel from nine different countries taking part in the Senior Training Course for Urban Search and Rescue in May 2018. ST PHOTO: TAN TAM MEI
Search and rescue personnel from nine different countries taking part in the Senior Training Course for Urban Search and Rescue in May 2018.
Search and rescue personnel from nine different countries taking part in the Senior Training Course for Urban Search and Rescue in May 2018.ST PHOTO: TAN TAM MEI
A Cambodian participant working to extract a "casualty" during training.
A Cambodian participant working to extract a "casualty" during training. ST PHOTO: TAN TAM MEI
Singaporean participants from the SCDF who attended the course.
Singaporean participants from the SCDF who attended the course. ST PHOTO: TAN TAM MEI
Senior Warrant Officer Ahmad Faizal, who was deployed during the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake, inside the Wenchuan Memorial Hall.
Senior Warrant Officer Ahmad Faizal, who was deployed during the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake, inside the Wenchuan Memorial Hall. PHOTO: SCDF

BEIJING - Surrounded by clouds of dust and dirt, the group drilled through concrete, climbed through narrow spaces, and dug through rubble to extract the 'casualties'.

Some 30 search and rescue personnel, hailing from nine nations, trained together for the first time during the inaugural Senior Training Course for Urban Search and Rescue, in Beijing, China, last month (May).

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