Joint Rescue Coordination Center

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The Disaster Response Special Unit (D.R.S.U) was established by a decision of the Council of Ministers dated 29/10/1999. The Unit was operational on 02/04/2002.

It is based in Kofinou (Strategic site) so that it can respond to Cyprus.


  • Search and rescue people after an earthquake, natural disaster or other catastrophic event.
  • Rescues that require special equipment and training within the territory of the Republic of Cyprus.
  • Help others Fire Stations following the instruction of the Director.
  • Survey detection and rescue / recovery from a building that collapsed from a natural or other cause
  • 'Aquatic Environment Recovery and Rescue / Survey Research'
  • Search and identify missing persons
  • Rescue from mountainous terrain (steep ravines) or other inaccessible places.
  • Rescue from tall buildings.
  • Response to rescue platform trapped hydrocarbons within the EEZ.
  • Primary response tool for research and rescue, in accordance with the provisions of the National Plans Tefkros / Nearchos.