EUROPEAN CIVIL PROTECTION AND HUMANITARIAN AID OPERATIONS

PROJECT TIMELINE
Organizations who expressed their support to the Consortium’s endeavour and will participate in the planned activities
APELL

National Centre APELL for

Disaster Management,

ROMANIA

IGSU

General Inspectorate for

Emergency Situations

ROMANIA

SFRS

State Fire

and Rescue Service

LATVIA

ARC

Austrian

Red Cross

AUSTRIA

PRD

Protection and Rescue

Directorate

FYROM

SECURITE CIVILE

General Directorate for Civil

Security and Crisis Management

FRANCE

UNEP

United Nations

Enviroment Program

UNITED NATIONS

THE CONSORTIUM

LATVIA

October

27-30, 2016

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EXERCISE 1

PARTICIPANTING

MODULES:

LOCATION:

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PROJECT ACTIONS
Germany HCP, TAST
Slovakia HCP
Czech Republic FRB
15 working sites nearby Ogre and Riga cities and surroundings
Addressing   the   preparedness   for   the   exercises,   the   planning   meeting   was   looking
over   the   exercise   scenario,   participants,   logistic   and   all   the   other   organizational
issues.         The     activities     were     organized     by     “National     Center     for     Disaster
Management"   (CN-APELL)   as   leading   partner   of   the   Consortium   and   the   State   Fire
and Rescue Service of Latvia. The main activities were:
finalization    of    the    rules    of    coordination,    rules    of    communication,    plan    of actions and the participants’ role; finalization of the exercise time line, exercise scenario, events and injects; visit of the sites of the exercise;
other organizational issues;
Between 26 th and 30 th of October 2017, in Riga, Latvia, took place the first exercise within Cycle 7 2016-2017 - Lot II: exercises for flood related modules and medical capabilities. The exercise was based on a national flood scenario, existing vulnerabilities and extraordinary events that occurred in the past. The aim of the exercise was to provide European Civil Protection modules with a realistic and suitable scenario, as well as adequate locations that offered, in an optimal way, multiple exercising and training possibilities for the participating modules and teams. The exercise consisted of 3 days’ field activities and focused on operational cooperation of all involved partners within the framework of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism, following a large scale flooding in Baltic region. In this exercise were involved two High Capacity Pumping modules from Germany and Slovakia, a Flood Rescue using Boats module from Czech Republic and a TAST team from Germany. The exercise was organized by the CN APELL, as leading consortium, and SFRS (State Fire and Rescue Service of Latvia) as partner, in compliance with the service contract LOT2/N°ECHO/SER/2015/718122 signed with the European Commission. For the purpose of the exercise LatMODEX 2016, the organizers have selected a total of 15 working sites nearby Ogre and Riga cities and surroundings. The exercise started immediately upon teams’ arrival at the Reception and Departure Center where they were tasked by the State Fire and Rescue Service of Latvia to support the national and local authorities affected by floods. The modules operated on both day and night conditions, being requested to switch location function of the changing operational priorities. The modules have performed specific tasks, running assessments, pumping water, transporting first aid items and saving people isolated in the flooded areas. The modules’ activities were coordinated by an international team of experts from various European Member States tasked to liaise and assist the Latvian authorities in managing the incoming European support.
THE EXERCISE
12th to 14th of September 2016 – Planning meeting in Riga, Latvia

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EXERCISE 2
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ROMANIA

March

09-12, 2017

LOCATION:

Germany WP, TAST
Austria HCP
France CBRN DET
Timiș county

PARTICIPANTING

MODULES:

PROJECT ACTIONS
THE EXERCISE
30 - 31 January 2017 – Planning meeting in Timișoara, Romania
The   ROMODEX   Planning   Conference   was   organized   in   Timisoara,   Romania,   between
the 30-31 January 2017.
During   the   meeting,   each   module   representative   (German   THW   Water   Purification,
French   CBRN   Module   and   German   Johanniter   TAST)   delivered   a   presentation   about
the    configuration    of    the    team    and    technical    information    about    the    equipment,
altogether with the expected learning objectives aimed to be achieved.
Also,   a   sites’   survey   was   organized   to   the   locations   where   the   exercise   incidents   will
be simulated according to the scenario and also the Base of operations emplacement.
From 9 to 12 March 2017, in Timisoara, Romania, took place the second exercise within Cycle 7 2016-2017 - Lot II: exercises for flood related modules, medical capabilities, civil protection experts and TAST. The national flood scenario was based both on a past event (2005 floods in western part of Romania, when Timis County was the most affected) and existing vulnerabilities. The aim of the exercise was to provide the experts and civil protection modules with an appropriate training environment (pragmatic scenario, adequate locations with multiple exercising and training possibilities for the participating modules and teams, realistic role playing). The exercise consisted of 3 days’ field activities and focused on operational cooperation of all involved partners within the framework of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism, following a large scale flooding in western and southern part of Romania. The capabilities involved in the exercise were: High Capacity Pumping module from Austria, Water Purification Unit fromGermany (THW), CBRN Detection and sampling from France and a TAST team from Germany (Johanitter). The exercise was organized by the CN APELL RO, as leading consortium, and IGSU (Romanian General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations) as partner, in compliance with the service contract LOT2/N°ECHO/SER/2015/718122 signed with the European Commission. For the purpose of the exercise RoMODEX 2017, 18 working sites were selected in Timisoara City and surroundings. The exercise started immediately upon teams’ arrival in the country, following their registration at the Reception and Departure Center run by HNS Cell. The modules operated on a 24/7 basis, receiving both day and night tasks and being requested to switch location according to the changing operational priorities. The modules have performed specific operation, running assessments, pumping and purifying water, rescuing people from contaminated environment and providing the national authorities with explicit info related to the events played. The modules’ activities were coordinated by an international team of experts from various European Member States and a Liaison Officer from DGECHO, tasked to liaise and assist the Romanian authorities in managing the incoming European support.

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AUSTRIA

May

04-07, 2017

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EXERCISE 3
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PARTICIPANTING

MODULES:

Romania HCP
Bulgaria HCP
Belgium HCP
Finland TAST

LOCATION:

Laubegg
PROJECT ACTIONS
The planning meeting took place in the beautiful training center of the Austrian Red
Cross. The meeting was attended by consortium members and partners (APELL-RO, AT, LV, RO, FYROM, FR), as well as by co-trainers from participating modules. The director of
the Red Cross Training Center attended also the meeting.
During the meeting, each module representative (Belgian High Capacity Pumping, Romanian High Capacity Pumping, Bulgarian High Capacity Pumping and the Finish TAST) delivered a presentation about the configuration of the team and technical information about the equipment, altogether with the expected learning objectives
aimed to be achieved. A sites’ survey was organized to the locations where the exercise incidents will be simulated according to the scenario and also the Base of
operations emplacement. For the exercise the Austrian Red Cross (the local Partner) 2017 has selected an important number of sites in the surrounding of Laubegg and Leibniz. This will be a 4-days exercise with field activities focusing mainly on operational cooperation of all involved partners within the framework of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism after a large scale flooding.

A. Planning conference

B. The exercise

From 04 to 07 May 2017, in Laubegg, Austria, took place the third exercise within Cycle 7 2016-2017 - Lot II: exercises for flood related modules, medical capabilities, civil protection experts and TAST. The exercise consisted of 3 days’ field activities and focused on operational cooperation of all involved partners within the framework of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism, following a large scale flooding in western and southern part of Romania. The capabilities involved in the exercise were: High Capacity Pumping module from Romania, Bulgaria and Belgium and a TAST team from Finland. The exercise was organized by the CN APELL RO, as leading consortium, and Austrian Red Cross as partner, in compliance with the service contract T2/N°ECHO/SER/2015/718122 signed with the European Commission. The modules operated on a 24/7 basis, receiving both day and night tasks and being requested to switch location according to the changing operational priorities. The modules’ activities were coordinated by an international team of experts from various European Member States.

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FYROM

June

17-20, 2017

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EXERCISE 4

LOCATION

Negotino
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PARTICIPANTING

MODULES:

Romania AMP
Italia AMP
Austria AMP
Romania TAST
PROJECT ACTIONS

A. Planning conference

The Planning Conference of the 4th EUROMODEX Exercise within Lot2, Cycle 7, was organized in FYROM, Skopje, between the 15-17 May 2017. During the meeting, the modules representatives (Advanced Medical Posts from Austria, Italia and Romania, as well as a TAST from Romania) delivered a presentation about their teams configuration, technical information about the equipment, altogether with the expected learning objectives aimed to be achieved. Also, a site survey was organized to the locations where the exercise incidents will be simulated according to the scenario.

B. The exercise

Between 17th and 20th of June 2017, in Negotino the southern province of FYROM, CN APELL-RO and the FYROM Protection and Rescue Directorate, with the support of Consortium members, organized the last field exercise of LOT 2, cycle 7. This specific exercise, which put together three Advanced Medical Post with and without surgery), consisted of 4 days’ field activities and focused on operational cooperation of all involved partners within the framework of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism, following a large-scale flooding in Southern part of FYROM. In the planning and conducting phases, the Consortium have also received support from the supporting partners (JEU UNEP and WHO - international organization which have been involved in the exercise). The exercise in Negotino was meant to train the modules in realistic conditions, for intervention in the aftermath of catastrophic floods, followed by severe landslides which affected dramatically the capacity of the local authorities in providing the medical support to the affected population. The modules operated on a 24/7 basis, receiving both day and night tasks and being requested to switch location according to the changing operational priorities. During the field exercise, the teams were tested on their preparedness to be deployed for real operation and the Italian module performed one of the steps in the EMT certification process (WHO). Throughout the exercise, the modules were supported and observed by experienced trainers from different countries. The exercise was designed to test and enhance the cooperation and interoperability between the medical teams and experts and to test their capabilities in providing first medical aid and medical support in areas affected by disasters. The Advanced Medical Posts without surgery from Austrian Red Cross and from Bucharest – Romania and Advanced Medical Post with surgery GCU AMP from Pisa, Italy had the help support of an European Union Civil Protection Team of experts assisted by a Technical Assistance and Support Team from Romania.

APELL- EUROMODEX

LOT 2016-2017

APELL-EUROMODEX LOT 2016-2017

EUROPEAN CIVIL PROTECTION AND HUMANITARIAN AID OPERATIONS

THE CONSORTIUM

PROJECT TIMELINE

LATVIA

PROJECT ACTIONS
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October

27-30, 2016

PARTICIPATING MODULES:

EXERCISE 1
Germany HCP
Slovakia HCP
Czech Republic FRB
Germany TAST
Between 12-14 September 2016 the LatModex planning conference is organized in Riga, Latvia. The main purpose of the conference is the preparation of the upcoming field exercise that will take place between 27-30 October 2016. The meeting is attended by consortium members and partners (APELL-RO, AT, LV, RO, FYROM, FR and UNEP/OCHA), as well as by co-trainers from participating modules (CZ FRB, SK HCP, DE HCP, DE TAST) and EU COM representative.

A. Planning conference

B. The exercise

Between 26 th and 30 th of October 2017, in Riga, Latvia, took place the first exercise within Cycle 7 2016-2017 - Lot II: exercises for flood related modules and medical capabilities. The exercise was based on a national flood scenario, existing vulnerabilities and extraordinary events that occurred in the past. The aim of the exercise was to provide European Civil Protection modules with a realistic and suitable scenario, as well as adequate locations that offered, in an optimal way, multiple exercising and training possibilities for the participating modules and teams. The exercise consisted of 3 days’ field activities and focused on operational cooperation of all involved partners within the framework of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism, following a large scale flooding in Baltic region. In this exercise were involved two High Capacity Pumping modules from Germany and Slovakia, a Flood Rescue using Boats module from Czech Republic and a TAST team from Germany. The exercise was organized by the CN APELL, as leading consortium, and SFRS (State Fire and Rescue Service of Latvia) as partner, in compliance with the service contract LOT2/N°ECHO/SER/2015/718122 signed with the European Commission. For the purpose of the exercise LatMODEX 2016, the organizers have selected a total of 15 working sites nearby Ogre and Riga cities and surroundings. The exercise started immediately upon teams’ arrival at the Reception and Departure Center where they were tasked by the State Fire and Rescue Service of Latvia to support the national and local authorities affected by floods. The modules operated on both day and night conditions, being requested to switch location function of the changing operational priorities. The modules have performed specific tasks, running assessments, pumping water, transporting first aid items and saving people isolated in the flooded areas. The modules’ activities were coordinated by an international team of experts from various European Member States tasked to liaise and assist the Latvian authorities in managing the incoming European support.

LOCATION:

15 working sites nearby Ogre and Riga cities and surroundings.

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EXERCISE 2
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PARTICIPATING MODULES:

ROMANIA

March

09-12, 2017

LOCATION: Timiș County

PROJECT ACTIONS

A. Planning conference

Austria HCP
Germany WP
France CBRN DET
Germany TAST
The ROMODEX Planning Conference was organized in Timisoara, Romania, between the
30-31 January 2017.
During the meeting, each module representative (German THW Water Purification, French
CBRN Module and German Johanniter TAST) delivered a presentation about the
configuration of the team and technical information about the equipment, altogether with the
expected learning objectives aimed to be achieved.
Also, a sites’ survey was organized to the locations where the exercise incidents will be
simulated according to the scenario and also the Base of operations emplacement.

B. The exercise

From 9 to 12 March 2017, in Timisoara, Romania, took place the second exercise within Cycle 7 2016-2017 - Lot II: exercises for flood related modules, medical capabilities, civil protection experts and TAST. The national flood scenario was based both on a past event (2005 floods in western part of Romania, when Timis County was the most affected) and existing vulnerabilities. The aim of the exercise was to provide the experts and civil protection modules with an appropriate training environment (pragmatic scenario, adequate locations with multiple exercising and training possibilities for the participating modules and teams, realistic role playing). The exercise consisted of 3 days’ field activities and focused on operational cooperation of all involved partners within the framework of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism, following a large scale flooding in western and southern part of Romania. The capabilities involved in the exercise were: High Capacity Pumping module from Austria, Water Purification Unit fromGermany (THW), CBRN Detection and sampling from France and a TAST team from Germany (Johanitter). The exercise was organized by the CN APELL RO, as leading consortium, and IGSU (Romanian General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations) as partner, in compliance with the service contract LOT2/N°ECHO/SER/2015/718122 signed with the European Commission. For the purpose of the exercise RoMODEX 2017, 18 working sites were selected in Timisoara City and surroundings. The exercise started immediately upon teams’ arrival in the country, following their registration at the Reception and Departure Center run by HNS Cell. The modules operated on a 24/7 basis, receiving both day and night tasks and being requested to switch location according to the changing operational priorities. The modules have performed specific operation, running assessments, pumping and purifying water, rescuing people from contaminated environment and providing the national authorities with explicit info related to the events played. The modules’ activities were coordinated by an international team of experts from various European Member States and a Liaison Officer from DGECHO, tasked to liaise and assist the Romanian authorities in managing the incoming European support.

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MEDIA

AUSTRIA

May

04-07, 2017

EXERCISE 3
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PROJECT ACTIONS

PARTICIPATING MODULES:

LOCATION: Laubegg

Romania HCP
Bulgaria HCP
Belgium HCP
Finland TAST
The planning meeting took place in the beautiful training center of the Austrian Red Cross. The meeting was attended by consortium members and partners (APELL-RO, AT, LV, RO, FYROM, FR), as well as by co-trainers from participating modules. The director of the Red
Cross Training Center attended also the meeting.
During the meeting, each module representative (Belgian High Capacity Pumping, Romanian High Capacity Pumping, Bulgarian High Capacity Pumping and the Finish TAST) delivered a presentation about the configuration of the team and technical information about the equipment, altogether with the expected learning objectives aimed to be achieved. A sites’ survey was organized to the locations where the exercise incidents will be simulated according
to the scenario and also the Base of operations emplacement. For the exercise the Austrian Red Cross (the local Partner) 2017 has selected an important number of sites in the surrounding of Laubegg and Leibniz. This will be a 4-days exercise with field activities focusing mainly on operational cooperation of all involved partners within the framework of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism after a large scale flooding.

A. Planning conference

B. The exercise

From 04 to 07 May 2017, in Laubegg, Austria, took place the third exercise within Cycle 7 2016-2017 - Lot II: exercises for flood related modules, medical capabilities, civil protection experts and TAST. The exercise consisted of 3 days’ field activities and focused on operational cooperation of all involved partners within the framework of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism, following a large scale flooding in Austria. The capabilities involved in the exercise were: High Capacity Pumping module from Romania, Bulgaria and Belgium and a TAST team from Finland. The exercise was organized by the CN APELL RO, as leading consortium, and Austrian Red Cross as partner, in compliance with the service contract T2/N°ECHO/SER/2015/718122 signed with the European Commission. The modules operated on a 24/7 basis, receiving both day and night tasks and being requested to switch location according to the changing operational priorities. The modules’ activities were coordinated by an international team of experts from various European Member States.

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FYROM

June

17-20, 2017

EXERCISE 4
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LOCATION: Negotino

The Planning Conference of the 4th EUROMODEX Exercise within Lot2, Cycle 7, was organized in FYROM, Skopje, between the 15-17 May 2017. During the meeting, the modules representatives (Advanced Medical Posts from Austria, Italia and Romania, as well as a TAST from Romania) delivered a presentation about their teams configuration, technical information about the equipment, altogether with the expected learning objectives aimed to be achieved. Also, a site survey was organized to the locations where the exercise incidents will be simulated according to the scenario.
PROJECT ACTIONS

A. Planning conference

PARTICIPATING MODULES:

Romania AMP
Italia AMP
Austria AMP
Romania TAST

B. The exercise

Between 17th and 20th of June 2017, in Negotino the southern province of FYROM, CN APELL-RO and the FYROM Protection and Rescue Directorate, with the support of Consortium members, organized the last field exercise of LOT 2, cycle 7. This specific exercise, which put together three Advanced Medical Post with and without surgery), consisted of 4 days’ field activities and focused on operational cooperation of all involved partners within the framework of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism, following a large-scale flooding in Southern part of FYROM. In the planning and conducting phases, the Consortium have also received support from the supporting partners (JEU UNEP and WHO - international organization which have been involved in the exercise). The exercise in Negotino was meant to train the modules in realistic conditions, for intervention in the aftermath of catastrophic floods, followed by severe landslides which affected dramatically the capacity of the local authorities in providing the medical support to the affected population. The modules operated on a 24/7 basis, receiving both day and night tasks and being requested to switch location according to the changing operational priorities. During the field exercise, the teams were tested on their preparedness to be deployed for real operation and the Italian module performed one of the steps in the EMT certification process (WHO). Throughout the exercise, the modules were supported and observed by experienced trainers from different countries. The exercise was designed to test and enhance the cooperation and interoperability between the medical teams and experts and to test their capabilities in providing first medical aid and medical support in areas affected by disasters. The Advanced Medical Posts without surgery from Austrian Red Cross and from Bucharest – Romania and Advanced Medical Post with surgery GCU AMP from Pisa, Italy had the help support of an European Union Civil Protection Team of experts assisted by a Technical Assistance and Support Team from Romania.

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