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The Hellenic Rescue Team (H.R.T.) is a Non Governmental Search and Rescue Organisation; Its members participate voluntarily in operations since 1978.

The Hellenic Rescue Team Headquarters is based in Thessaloniki and there are 32 branches and readiness bases all over Greece, with more than 2.500 volunteers. The Hellenic Rescue Team is certified by the General Secretariat of Civil Protection and by the INSARAG of the United Nations since 23 June 2005 and is the only international rescue organisation in Greece. Additionaly, HRT cooperates with OCHA (Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs), the Agency for International Development Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as with ECHO (European Community Humanitarian Office) of the European Union. It is also the only Greek organisation that is a member of the International Commission for Alpine Rescue (IKAR-CISA), the International Maritime Rescue Federation (I.M.R.F.) and the International Rescue Dog Organisation (IRO).

HRT's members participate in search and rescue missions in emergency situations and in cases of mass destructions, wherever they take place, both in Greece and abroad, and is staffed by volunteers with professional conscience and excellent training.

On an operational level there are two Directorates – Operations and of Training – whicho operate in the Central Administration of the HRT in Thessaloniki, while specialised departments operate in each branch in Greece. These departments are as follows:

1. Mountain Rescue

2. Water Rescue

3. Urban Search and Rescue

4. First Aid

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Purpose of the organization - Modes of operation & obligations to achieve the purpose of the organization
Hellenic Rescue Team operates in Mountain Rescue, Sea Rescue, Urban Search and Rescue, Search Dogs and First Aid ,Research and Development, Humanitarian relief


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Hellenic Rescue Team is a non-governmental organization, whose members participate in Search and Rescue missions on a voluntary basis since 1994.

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