ITALY

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MEDIA GALLERIES

EXERCISE 3

LOCATION: Alessandria,

Piemonte Region

EUROPEAN CIVIL PROTECTION AND HUMANITARIAN AID OPERATIONS

PARTICIPANTING

MODULES:

13-16 MARCH 2018
PROJECT ACTIONS

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LOT 2017-2018 - ITALY EXERCISE

A. Planning conference

The planning meeting of the third exercise of the Lot 2 – water related modules, 8 cycle field module exercises took place in Alessandria, Piemonte Region, Italy between 22nd and 23rd of January. The Consortium representatives, the local partner and the co-trainers of participating modules took part in this planning meeting. The participating modules are Flood Rescue Using Boats from Spain, Czech Republic, and a joint one from Belgium- Luxembourg together with a Technical Assistance and Support Team from Finland. The Italian exercise will take place at the beginning of March in Piemonte Region. The exercise will last four days, including travel days, with non-disrupted exercise time play of minimum 36 hours to test the 24/7 operational capacity of the modules as well as TAST and EUCPT. Time compression will be used to be able to cover all the major phases of a real deployment. During the realistic field exercises that will last 4 days, the teams being tested on their preparedness to be deployed. They are supported and observed by experienced trainers from different countries. The exercises is designed to test modules’ capabilities and enhance the cooperation between the teams and experts. Furthermore, the teams will experience the operational and political complexity of international aid. The Consortium is especially interested in modules particular training needs and expectations for such exercises so, during the planning meeting the co-trainers of participating modules were addressing these aspects together with the exercise staff and the Italian planning team in order to fine tune the exercise events and injects.  The co-trainers delivered presentations about their teams’ configuration, technical information about the equipment, altogether with the expected learning objectives aimed to be achieved. Addressing the preparedness for the exercise, the planning meeting was looking over the learning objectives aimed to be achieved, the scenarios, participants, logistic and organizational issues.  The activities were organized by “National Center for Disaster Management" (CN-APELL) as leading partner of the Consortium together with the Department for Civil Protection of Piemonte Region, Italy. Additional information about locations, offered conditions and specific features of the training areas were provided later during the site visit to the locations where the exercise incident will be simulated. The director of Civil Protection Department of Piemonte Region, mr. Franco Lucini attended the meeting. Mr. Gerard Guerin, the EC representative, has participated in the planning meeting, and presented to the audience the European vision related to the field module exercises for this cycle.

B. The exercise

Spain WSAR
Czech Republic FRUB
Belgium and Luxembourg FRUB
Finland TAST
Between 13 th  and 16 th  March in Alessandria Piemonte Region, Italy took place the third exercise of the cycle 2017-2018, LOT II – exercises for the flood related modules, medical capabilities, civil protection experts ad TAST. The exercise consisted of a 4-days field operations and focused mainly on operational cooperation of all involved participants within the framework of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism. Based on a scenario in a third country – Modulistan - affected by a large-scale flood, the exercise represented a good opportunity to test the coordination, interoperability, internal working procedures and the self-sufficiency of participating modules in a situation as close as possible to reality. It was the first time that in an exercise three modules of the same kind were used -  Flood Rescue Using Boats from Czech Republic, a civil protection military based module from Spain and a joint module from Belgium and Luxembourg. The activities of the modules in the field was coordinated by an international team of experts – European Civil Protection Team from five countries – UK, RO, FR, SK, PT and a Liaison Officer from European Response and Coordination Center (ERCC) from Brussels. The activity of this team was supported by a Technical Support and Assistance Team from Finland. The exercise was organized by CN APELL-RO, as leading partner, together with the Italian Partner – Piemonte Regional Civil Protection Department and its structures and volunteers, in   compliance   with   the   service   contract   T2/N°ECHO/SER/2016/738038   signed   with the European Commission. The exercise was attended by 170 participants - modules, EUCPT, observers and staff members. The modules operated on a 24/7 basis receiving both day and night tasks and being requested to save people from various locations. Italian colleagues have mobilized important human and material resources to this exercise - over 500 volunteers as role-players and 50 vehicles. We would like to take the opportunity to thank to our Italian colleague for the effort they invested for the success of the exercise

APELL-EUROMODEX LOT 2 - 2017-2018 - EXERCISE 3 - ITALY

EUROPEAN CIVIL PROTECTION AND HUMANITARIAN AID OPERATIONS

ITALY

13-16 MARCH 2018

MAP

EXERCISE 3

MEDIA GALLERIES

LOCATION: Alessandria, Piemonte Region

PROJECT ACTIONS

PARTICIPATING MODULES:

text stretch vertically
POLAND EXERCISE CZECH EXERCISE ITALY EXERCISE FRANCE EXERCISE

A. Planning conference

The planning meeting of the third exercise of the Lot 2 – water related modules, 8 cycle field module exercises took place in Alessandria, Piemonte Region, Italy between 22nd and 23rd of January. The Consortium representatives, the local partner and the co-trainers of participating modules took part in this planning meeting. The participating modules are Flood Rescue Using Boats from Spain, Czech Republic, and a joint one from Belgium-Luxembourg together with a Technical Assistance and Support Team from Finland. The Italian exercise will take place at the beginning of March in Piemonte Region. The exercise will last four days, including travel days, with non-disrupted exercise time play of minimum 36 hours to test the 24/7 operational capacity of the modules as well as TAST and EUCPT. Time compression will be used to be able to cover all the major phases of a real deployment. During the realistic field exercises that will last 4 days, the teams being tested on their preparedness to be deployed. They are supported and observed by experienced trainers from different countries. The exercises is designed to test modules’ capabilities and enhance the cooperation between the teams and experts. Furthermore, the teams will experience the operational and political complexity of international aid. The Consortium is especially interested in modules particular training needs and expectations for such exercises so, during the planning meeting the co-trainers of participating modules were addressing these aspects together with the exercise staff and the Italian planning team in order to fine tune the exercise events and injects.  The co-trainers delivered presentations about their teams’ configuration, technical information about the equipment, altogether with the expected learning objectives aimed to be achieved. Addressing the preparedness for the exercise, the planning meeting was looking over the learning objectives aimed to be achieved, the scenarios, participants, logistic and organizational issues.  The activities were organized by “National Center for Disaster Management" (CN-APELL) as leading partner of the Consortium together with the Department for Civil Protection of Piemonte Region, Italy. Additional information about locations, offered conditions and specific features of the training areas were provided later during the site visit to the locations where the exercise incident will be simulated. The director of Civil Protection Department of Piemonte Region, mr. Franco Lucini attended the meeting. Mr. Gerard Guerin, the EC representative, has participated in the planning meeting, and presented to the audience the European vision related to the field module exercises for this cycle.
Spain WSAR
Czech Republic FRUB
Belgium and Luxembourg FRUB
Finland TAST

B. The exercise

Between 13 th  and 16 th  March in Alessandria Piemonte Region, Italy took place the third exercise of the cycle 2017-2018, LOT II – exercises for the flood related modules, medical capabilities, civil protection experts ad TAST. The exercise consisted of a 4-days field operations and focused mainly on operational cooperation of all involved participants within the framework of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism. Based on a scenario in a third country – Modulistan - affected by a large-scale flood, the exercise represented a good opportunity to test the coordination, interoperability, internal working procedures and the self- sufficiency of participating modules in a situation as close as possible to reality. It was the first time that in an exercise three modules of the same kind were used -  Flood Rescue Using Boats from Czech Republic, a civil protection military based module from Spain and a joint module from Belgium and Luxembourg. The activities of the modules in the field was coordinated by an international team of experts – European Civil Protection Team from five countries – UK, RO, FR, SK, PT and a Liaison Officer from European Response and Coordination Center (ERCC) from Brussels. The activity of this team was supported by a Technical Support and Assistance Team from Finland. The exercise was organized by CN APELL-RO, as leading partner, together with the Italian Partner – Piemonte Regional Civil Protection Department and its structures and volunteers, in   compliance   with   the   service   contract   T2/N°ECHO/SER/2016/738038   signed   with the European Commission. The exercise was attended by 170 participants - modules, EUCPT, observers and staff members. The modules operated on a 24/7 basis receiving both day and night tasks and being requested to save people from various locations. Italian colleagues have mobilized important human and material resources to this exercise - over 500 volunteers as role-players and 50 vehicles. We would like to take the opportunity to thank to our Italian colleague for the effort they invested for the success of the exercise. 

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