On 26 April 2015, the day after the earthquake which took place in Nepal (the magnitude was 7.9 in the Richter scale) Polish heavy searching and rescue team from Polish Fire Brigade HUSAR POLAND went to the scene in order to provide rescue assistance to victims. Polish group is a self-sufficient entity, certified by the rules of international UN standards, which is fully prepared to independent work.
The group consists of 81 fire fighters of Polish Fire Brigade from Warsaw, Gdańsk, Nowy Sącz, Łódź and Poznań as well as 12 rescue dogs. Polish fire fighters have at their disposal few tons of rescue equipment inter alia geophones, search cameras, hydraulic and pneumatic equipment, equipment for stabilization of the buildings and medical equipment. They have logistic resources, means of communication and water.
Polish searching and rescue team was directed to rescue actions in town Lalitpur, 12 km from Kathmandu and in town Bhaktapur in region, where most of the buildings were destroyed in the cataclysm.
In Kathmandu there is also a 6-people rescue team from Polish Centre for International Aid Foundation providing medical aid to victims of the catastrophe.