ITALY

MEDIA GALLERIES

EXERCISE 1

LOCATION: Turin,

Piemonte Region

EUROPEAN CIVIL PROTECTION AND HUMANITARIAN AID OPERATIONS

PARTICIPANTING

MODULES:

04=07

DECEMBER 2018

PROJECT ACTIONS

MAP

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APELL- EUROMODEX

LOT 2018-2019 - ITALY EXERCISE

A. Planning conference

B. The exercise

Germany HCP
Romania HCP
Germany WP
Hungary WP
The planning meeting of the first exercise of the Lot 2 – water related modules, cycle 9, field module exercises took place in Turin, Italy between 08th to 10th of October. The Consortium representatives, the local partner and the co- trainers of participating modules took part in this planning meeting. The participating modules are High Capacity Pumping from Germany and Romania, the Water Purification unit from Germany and Hungary. The Italian exercise will take place at the beginning of December in the Piemonte Region and will last four days with not disrupted exercise time play of minimum 36 hours to test the 24/7 operational capacity of the modules. Time compression will be used in order to cover all the major phases of a real deployment. During the realistic field exercise the teams will be tested on their preparedness to be deployed in real missions. During the exercise, the modules will be supported and observed by experienced trainers from different countries. During the exercise the teams will experience the operational and political complexity of an international aid operation. The Consortium is especially interested in modules particular training needs and expectations for such exercises so, during the planning meeting the co-trainers The co-trainers delivered presentations about their modules’ 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 scenario, participants, logistical and organizational issues. The activities were organized by “National Center for Disaster Management" (CN-APEL-RO) as leading partner of the Consortium together with Civil Protection Department of Piemonte Region. Additional information about locations, offered conditions and specific features of the training area were provided during the site visit to the location of the training areas where the incidents will be simulated.
Between 04th to 07th of December, in Turin, Piemonte Region, Italy took place the first civil protection modules field exercise within Cycle 9 – 2018-2019, Lot II: exercises for flood related and forest fire fighting modules and other response capacities. The exercise consisted of 3 days’ field activities and focused on operational cooperation of all involved partners within the framework of the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism, following a large-scale flooding in a fictitious country – Modulistan. The capabilities involved in the exercise were: High Capacity Pumping modules from Germany and Romania and Water Purification modules from Hungary and Germany. As a novelty, in this cycle the exercise setup involved a larger number of modules, and additional role played modules in the field activities which had a good impact on the overall activities of the modules. The exercise was organized by the CN APELL RO, as leading consortium, and the Civil Protection Department of the Piemonte Region, as partner, in compliance with the service contract no. ECHO/SER/2017/767616 The Italian colleagues have planned every detail of the exercise and due to their extraordinary logistic support have been able to provide a very good training environment for the modules. After the arrival and being allowed to enter Modulistan with all their equipment the modules were tasked with their first assignment - assessments to locate a proper place for their Base of Operations. The teams built up their tents and sorted their equipment to be operational and to start with the „real“work. The modules were deployed in different sites to pump water or to provide drinkable water to the affected people. The EUCPT (also role played) and the team leaders were participating in different meetings with local authorities, assessed the intervention sites they were tasked with by the LEMA, collect and coordinate the information related to the needs of Modulistan. The work of the modules/ teams got complicated throughout the exercise due to the changing of LEMA priorities and other unexpected events. The weather increased also the pressure on the participants. The wind, rain and low temperature made the teams’ activities more difficult. The modules operated on a 24/7 basis, receiving both day and night tasks and being requested to switch location according to the changing of operational priorities. The modules’ activities were coordinated by EUCPT and LEMA. Mr. Gerard Guerin, the desk officer for modules exercises from European Commission declared, at the end of the exercise, that “modules had a huge training opportunity, close to real situations, which helped them to increase their preparedness for international missions. All the novelty elements of the exercise have led to an increase in the quality of the training”.

APELL-EUROMODEX LOT 2 - 2018-2019 - EXERCISE 1 - ITALY

EUROPEAN CIVIL PROTECTION AND HUMANITARIAN AID OPERATIONS

ITALY

04-07

DECEMBER 2018

MAP

EXERCISE 1

MEDIA GALLERIES

LOCATION: Turin, Piemonte Region

PROJECT ACTIONS

PARTICIPATING MODULES:

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A. Planning conference

The planning meeting of the first exercise of the Lot 2 – water related modules, cycle 9, field module exercises took place in Turin, Italy between 08th to 10th of October. The Consortium representatives, the local partner and the co- trainers of participating modules took part in this planning meeting. The participating modules are High Capacity Pumping from Germany and Romania, the Water Purification unit from Germany and Hungary. The Italian exercise will take place at the beginning of December in the Piemonte Region and will last four days with not disrupted exercise time play of minimum 36 hours to test the 24/7 operational capacity of the modules. Time compression will be used in order to cover all the major phases of a real deployment. During the realistic field exercise the teams will be tested on their preparedness to be deployed in real missions. During the exercise, the modules will be supported and observed by experienced trainers from different countries. During the exercise the teams will experience the operational and political complexity of an international aid operation. The Consortium is especially interested in modules particular training needs and expectations for such exercises so, during the planning meeting the co- trainers.The co-trainers delivered presentations about their modules’ 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 scenario, participants, logistical and organizational issues. The activities were organized by “National Center for Disaster Management" (CN- APEL-RO) as leading partner of the Consortium together with Civil Protection Department of Piemonte Region. Additional information about locations, offered conditions and specific features of the training area were provided during the site visit to the location of the training areas where the incidents will be simulated.
Germany HCP
Romania HCP
Germany WP
Hungary WP

B. The exercise

Between 04th to 07th of December, in Turin, Piemonte Region, Italy took place the first civil protection modules field exercise within Cycle 9 – 2018-2019, Lot II: exercises for flood related and forest fire fighting modules and other response capacities. The exercise consisted of 3 days’ field activities and focused on operational cooperation of all involved partners within the framework of the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism, following a large-scale flooding in a fictitious country – Modulistan. The capabilities involved in the exercise were: High Capacity Pumping modules from Germany and Romania and Water Purification modules from Hungary and Germany. As a novelty, in this cycle the exercise setup involved a larger number of modules, and additional role played modules in the field activities which had a good impact on the overall activities of the modules. The exercise was organized by the CN APELL RO, as leading consortium, and the Civil Protection Department of the Piemonte Region, as partner, in compliance with the service contract no. ECHO/SER/2017/767616 The Italian colleagues have planned every detail of the exercise and due to their extraordinary logistic support have been able to provide a very good training environment for the modules. After the arrival and being allowed to enter Modulistan with all their equipment the modules were tasked with their first assignment - assessments to locate a proper place for their Base of Operations. The teams built up their tents and sorted their equipment to be operational and to start with the „real“work. The modules were deployed in different sites to pump water or to provide drinkable water to the affected people. The EUCPT (also role played) and the team leaders were participating in different meetings with local authorities, assessed the intervention sites they were tasked with by the LEMA, collect and coordinate the information related to the needs of Modulistan. The work of the modules/ teams got complicated throughout the exercise due to the changing of LEMA priorities and other unexpected events. The weather increased also the pressure on the participants. The wind, rain and low temperature made the teams’ activities more difficult. The modules operated on a 24/7 basis, receiving both day and night tasks and being requested to switch location according to the changing of operational priorities. The modules’ activities were coordinated by EUCPT and LEMA. Mr. Gerard Guerin, the desk officer for modules exercises from European Commission declared, at the end of the exercise, that “modules had a huge training opportunity, close to real situations, which helped them to increase their preparedness for international missions. All the novelty elements of the exercise have led to an increase in the quality of the training”.

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