• GEA SEARCH & RESCUE GROUP is a subsidiary of Aktiffelsefe Cultural Association. Its Values, Principles, Operation and Objectives cannot differ from those of parent organization.
  • Our mission is; to access the disaster area within the earliest time possible during a disaster within Turkey or in the World, without any discrimination between people regarding their religion, language, sex, race, social status etc., and to rescue disaster victims and casualties trapped under debris alive through Search & Rescue operations;
  • Upon completion of Search & Rescue operations in Disaster Areas, perform Humanitarian Aid and First Aid activities and improve preparedness for Natural and Environmental disasters.  To transform energies of individuals into a constructive form in social terms;
  • To arrange activities to fulfill civic responsibility and to raise the idea of World Citizenship.  To give trainings and perform social responsibility projects for developing the notion of Volunteerism and reinforcing Consciousness for Social Responsibility;
  • To improve capacities of individuals with the entire activities arranged;
  • To protect the world we live in, considering the fact that human is a part of nature.


  • To sustain the capability of our Search & Rescue Team, able to move within 2 hours towards the disaster area during a disaster which may occur withinTurkeyor elsewhere in the World, and to continuously improve in terms of training and materials.


  • Absolutely no discrimination between people.
  • Protect human life.
  • Respect Nature and Humans
  • Protect human pride and dignity during operations
  • Generosity
  • Effectiveness
  • Follow up of Timeless Ethical Values
  • Volunteerism
  • Awareness
  • Continuity
  • Continuous Personal and OrganizationalImprovement
  • Team Work
  • Open Communication