EUROPEAN CIVIL PROTECTION AND HUMANITARIAN AID OPERATIONS

PROJECT TIMELINE
THE CONSORTIUM
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

SFS

State

Fire Service

POLAND

SECURITE CIVILE

General Directorate for Civil

Security and Crisis Management

FRANCE

RCPD

Regional Civil Protection

”Regione Piemonte”

ITALY

FRB

FireRescue Bigade of

Moravian Silesian Region,

CZECH REPUBLIC

DEM

Directorate for

Emergency Management

MONTENEGRO

GDCP

General Directorate of

Civil Protection

SPAIN

BM.I

Civil Protection, Crisis and

Disaster Protection Management

AUSTRIA

WHO

World Health

Organization

UNITED NATION

IOM

International Organization

for Migration

UNITED NATION

OCHA

Office for the coordination of

Humaniatarian Affairs

UNITED NATIONS

POLAND

MAP

MEDIA

EXERCISE 1

LOCATION:

Lubniewice

PARTICIPANTING

MODULES:

PROJECT ACTIONS
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03-06

October, 2017

A. Planning conference

Germany HCP
Balt Flood Combat HCP
Hungary WP
France DRONES
Romania TAST
The planning meeting of the first MODEX field exercise of the Lot 2 - 8 cycle (2017- 2018) took place in the beautiful Lubuskie Region, Poland between 29 th and 30 th of August. The meeting was attended by the commander of Lubuskie Regional State Fire Service, National State Fire Service representatives, Consortium representatives, exercise management team and the co-trainers of participating modules. The participating modules in this exercise are from Germany High Capacity Pumping, Hungary Water Purification Unit, multinational module from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia BaltFloodCombat High Capacity Pumping, Romania - Technical Assistance and Support Team and France - special drone capacity. The Polish exercise WAVE 2017 will take place at the beginning of October in the Polish Region of Lubuskie. 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 of TAST and EUCPT. Time compression will be used to be able to cover all the major phases of a real deployment. The teams are followed and supported by experienced trainers from different countries. The exercise is designed to test and enhance the cooperation between the teams and experts and to test their response capabilities. Furthermore, the teams will experience the operational and political complexity of a wider international aid context. 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 Polish planning team in order to fine tune the exercise events and injects. The co- trainers delivered presentations on their team’s configuration, technical information about the equipment, as well as 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, logistic and organizational issues. The activities were organized by CN APELL-RO as leading partner of the Consortium together with State Fire Service of Poland and its regional command. Additional information about locations, specific setting and detailed features of the training areas were provided during the sites visit on the locations where the exercise events will be simulated. Mr. Gerard Guerin, the EC representative, attended the planning meeting and presented to the audience the European Commission vision related to the field module exe rcises of this cycle.

B. The exercise

From 03 to 06 october 2017, in Lubniewice, Poland, took place first exercise within Cycle 8 2017-2018 - 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 Poland. The capabilities involved in the exercise were: High Capacity Pumping module from Germany, Balt Flood Combat (Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia), Water Purification from Hungary, Emergency Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems and a TAST team from Romania. The exercise was organized by the CN APELL RO, as leading consortium, and the State Fire Service of Poland, as partner, in compliance with the service contract T2/N°ECHO/SER/2016/738038 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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MEDIA

EXERCISE 2
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CZECH

REPUBLIC

02-05

November, 2017

LOCATION:

Ostrava

PARTICIPANTING MODULES:

A. Planning conference

PROJECT ACTIONS
The planning meeting of the second exercise of the Lot 2 water related modules, 8 cycle field module exercises took place in Ostrava, Moravia region, Czech Republic between 18 th and 19 th of September. The Consortium representatives (formed together with partners from Austria, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Poland and Romania, supported by Spain, Latvia, Montenegro , Austria as national civil protection stakeholders and UN-OCHA and IOM as core group of humanitarian actors), the local partner and the co-trainers of participating modules took part in this planning meeting. The participating modules are from Romania, Poland and Italy all with High Capacity Pumping, Technical Assistance and Support Team a joint module between Latvia and Lithuania and Netherland - special capacity Environmental Assessment Unit. The Cech exercise will take place at the beginning of November in the Moravian Czech 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 and enhance the cooperation between the teams and experts and to test their capabilities. Furthermore, the teams will experience the operational and political complexity of international aid. 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

Between 02 nd and 05 th of November 2017, in Ostrava, Czech Republic, took place the second exercise within Cycle 8, 2017-2018 - Lot II: exercises for flood related modules, medical capabilities, civil protection experts and TAST. The exercise 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 a fictitious country - Modulistan. The capabilities involved in the exercise were three High Capacity Pumping modules from Romania, Italy, Poland and an Environmental and Assessment Unit capacity from Netherland. The modules’ activities were coordinated by an international team of experts (EUCPT European Civil Protection Team) from various European Member States supported by a joint TAST from Lithuania and Latvia. The exercise was organized by the CN APELL RO, as leading partner of the Consortium, and the Fire Rescue Service of Czech Republic through its regional structure - Moravian Silesian Fire Rescue Service, in compliance with the service contract T2/N°ECHO/SER/2016/738038 signed with the European Commission. The exercise was attended by 210 participants in total: 165 modules experts, EUCPT, observers and staff members and had 45 role players. 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. Mr. Gerard Guerin the desk officer for modules exercises from European Response and Coordination Center - European Commission, declared at the end of the exercise that the exercise represented a huge opportunity for modules to train in a realistic environment and to test their preparedness for an international mission.
Poland HCP
Latvia&Lithuania TAST
Italy HCP
Netherlands EAU
Romania HCP

ITALY

MEDIA

EXERCISE 3

LOCATION: Alessandria,

Piemonte Region

PARTICIPANTING

MODULES:

13-16

MARCH 2018

PROJECT ACTIONS

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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. 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.

FRANCE

MAP

MEDIA

EXERCISE 4

LOCATION: Department

Bouche du Rhone, France

PARTICIPANTING

MODULES:

PROJECT ACTIONS

24-27

APRIL 2018

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Germany HCP
Italy HCP
France FRUB
Italy TAST

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 Aix-en-Provence, France between 20 th and 21 st of February. 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 Italy, the Flood Rescue Using Boats from France and a Technical Assistance and Support Team from Italy. The French exercise will take place at the end of April in the Department Bouche du Rhone, France and 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 are 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 French planning team in order to fine tune the exercise events and injects. The participants have shared the tasks for planning and conducting this exercise, the leadership and administrative and financial arrangements of the actions. 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 “Ecole Nationale Superieure des Officiers Sapeures Pompiers”. 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 deputy director of ENSOSP, Jean-Michel Langlais 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

The exercise held in Arles, Bouche du Rhone Region, France between 24 th and 27 th April was the last exercise of the modules field exercises 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 operation 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. Different types of modules from France - Flood Rescue Using Boats and Emergency Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems , Germany - High Capacity Pumping, Italy - High Capacity Pumping took part in the exercise. The activities of the modules in the field were coordinated by an international team of experts - European Civil Protection Team, being composed with members from five countries DE, FR, SE, LV, NL 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 Italy. The exercise was organized by CN APELL-RO, as leading partner, together with the French Partners - Direction Générale de la Sécurité Civile et de la Gestion des Crises and ENSOSP - Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Officiers de Sapeurs-Pompiers and a consistent corps of volunteers in compliance with the service contract T2/NOECHO/SER/2016/738038 signed with the European Commission. The exercise was attended by 163 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 provide interventions in various locations of the affected region. The French colleagues have mobilized more than 200 professionals and volunteers as role-players and an important number of vehicles and equipment. We would like to take the opportunity to thank to our French colleagues for the effort they invested for the success of the exercise .

APELL- EUROMODEX

LOT 2017-2018

APELL-EUROMODEX LOT 2017-2018

EUROPEAN CIVIL PROTECTION AND HUMANITARIAN AID OPERATIONS

PROJECT TIMELINE
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

SFS

State

Fire Service

POLAND

SECURITE CIVILE

General Directorate for Civil

Security and Crisis Management

FRANCE

RCPD

Regional Civil Protection

”Regione Piemonte”

ITALY

FRB

FireRescue Bigade of

Moravian Silesian Region,

CZECH REPUBLIC

DEM

Directorate for

Emergency Management

MONTENEGRO

GDCP

General Directorate of

Civil Protection

SPAIN

BM.I

Civil Protection, Crisis and

Disaster Protection Management

AUSTRIA

WHO

World Health

Organization

UNITED NATION

IOM

International Organization

for Migration

UNITED NATION

OCHA

Office for the coordination of

Humaniatarian Affairs

UNITED NATIONS

THE CONSORTIUM

POLAND

03-06 OCTOBER

2017

EXERCISE 1

LOCATION: Lubniewice

PROJECT ACTIONS

PARTICIPATING MODULES:

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Germany HCP
Balt Flood Combat HCP
Hungary WP
France DRONES
Romania TAST

A. Planning conference

B. The exercise

The planning meeting of the first MODEX field exercise of the Lot 2 - 8 cycle (2017-2018) took place in the beautiful Lubuskie Region, Poland between 29 th and 30 th of August. The meeting was attended by the commander of Lubuskie Regional State Fire Service, National State Fire Service representatives, Consortium representatives, exercise management team and the co-trainers of participating modules. The participating modules in this exercise are from Germany High Capacity Pumping, Hungary Water Purification Unit, multinational module from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia BaltFloodCombat High Capacity Pumping, Romania - Technical Assistance and Support Team and France - special drone capacity. The Polish exercise WAVE 2017 will take place at the beginning of October in the Polish Region of Lubuskie. 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 of TAST and EUCPT. Time compression will be used to be able to cover all the major phases of a real deployment. The teams are followed and supported by experienced trainers from different countries. The exercise is designed to test and enhance the cooperation between the teams and experts and to test their response capabilities. Furthermore, the teams will experience the operational and political complexity of a wider international aid context. 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 Polish planning team in order to fine tune the exercise events and injects. The co-trainers delivered presentations on their team’s configuration, technical information about the equipment, as well as 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, logistic and organizational issues. The activities were organized by CN APELL-RO as leading partner of the Consortium together with State Fire Service of Poland and its regional command. Additional information about locations, specific setting and detailed features of the training areas were provided during the sites visit on the locations where the exercise events will be simulated. Mr. Gerard Guerin, the EC representative, attended the planning meeting and presented to the audience the European Commission vision related to the field module exe rcises of this cycle.
From 03 to 06 october 2017, in Lubniewice, Poland, took place first exercise within Cycle 8 2017-2018 - 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 Poland. The capabilities involved in the exercise were: High Capacity Pumping module from Germany, Balt Flood Combat (Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia), Water Purification from Hungary, Emergency Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems and a TAST team from Romania. The exercise was organized by the CN APELL RO, as leading consortium, and the State Fire Service of Poland, as partner, in compliance with the service contract T2/N°ECHO/SER/2016/738038 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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MEDIA

CZECH REPUBLIC

02-05 NOVEMBER

2017

EXERCISE 2

LOCATION: Ostrava, Moravia Region, Czech Republic

PROJECT ACTIONS

PARTICIPATING MODULES:

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A. Planning conference

The planning meeting of the second exercise of the Lot 2 water related modules, 8 cycle field module exercises took place in Ostrava, Moravia region, Czech Republic between 18 th and 19 th of September. The Consortium representatives (formed together with partners from Austria, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Poland and Romania, supported by Spain, Latvia, Montenegro , Austria as national civil protection stakeholders and UN-OCHA and IOM as core group of humanitarian actors), the local partner and the co-trainers of participating modules took part in this planning meeting. The participating modules are from Romania, Poland and Italy all with High Capacity Pumping, Technical Assistance and Support Team a joint module between Latvia and Lithuania and Netherland - special capacity Environmental Assessment Unit. The Cech exercise will take place at the beginning of November in the Moravian Czech 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 and enhance the cooperation between the teams and experts and to test their capabilities. Furthermore, the teams will experience the operational and political complexity of international aid. 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 State Fire Service of Poland and its regional command. 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 commander of Moravian Region mr. Vladimir Vlcek 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

Between 02 nd and 05 th of November 2017, in Ostrava, Czech Republic, took place the second exercise within Cycle 8, 2017-2018 - Lot II: exercises for flood related modules, medical capabilities, civil protection experts and TAST. The exercise 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 a fictitious country - Modulistan. The capabilities involved in the exercise were three High Capacity Pumping modules from Romania, Italy, Poland and an Environmental and Assessment Unit capacity from Netherland. The modules’ activities were coordinated by an international team of experts (EUCPT European Civil Protection Team) from various European Member States supported by a joint TAST from Lithuania and Latvia. The exercise was organized by the CN APELL RO, as leading partner of the Consortium, and the Fire Rescue Service of Czech Republic through its regional structure - Moravian Silesian Fire Rescue Service, in compliance with the service contract T2/N°ECHO/SER/2016/738038 signed with the European Commission. The exercise was attended by 210 participants in total: 165 modules experts, EUCPT, observers and staff members and had 45 role players. 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. Mr. Gerard Guerin the desk officer for modules exercises from European Response and Coordination Center - European Commission, declared at the end of the exercise that the exercise represented a huge opportunity for modules to train in a realistic environment and to test their preparedness for an international mission.
Poland HCP
Latvia&Lithuania TAST
Italy HCP
Netherlands EAU
Romania HCP

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ITALY

13-16

MAY 2019

EXERCISE 3

LOCATION: Alessandria, Piemonte Region

PROJECT ACTIONS

PARTICIPATING MODULES:

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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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MEDIA

FRANCE

24-27

APRIL 2018

EXERCISE 4

LOCATION: Department Bouche du Rhone, France

PROJECT ACTIONS

PARTICIPATING MODULES:

Germany HCP
Italy HCP
France FRUB
Italy TAST

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 Aix-en-Provence, France between 20 th and 21 st of February. 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 Italy, the Flood Rescue Using Boats from France and a Technical Assistance and Support Team from Italy. The French exercise will take place at the end of April in the Department Bouche du Rhone, France and 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 are 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 French planning team in order to fine tune the exercise events and injects. The participants have shared the tasks for planning and conducting this exercise, the leadership and administrative and financial arrangements of the actions. 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 “Ecole Nationale Superieure des Officiers Sapeures Pompiers”. 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 deputy director of ENSOSP, Jean-Michel Langlais 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

The exercise held in Arles, Bouche du Rhone Region, France between 24 th and 27 th April was the last exercise of the modules field exercises 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 operation 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. Different types of modules from France - Flood Rescue Using Boats and Emergency Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems , Germany - High Capacity Pumping, Italy - High Capacity Pumping took part in the exercise. The activities of the modules in the field were coordinated by an international team of experts - European Civil Protection Team, being composed with members from five countries DE, FR, SE, LV, NL 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 Italy. The exercise was organized by CN APELL-RO, as leading partner, together with the French Partners - Direction Générale de la Sécurité Civile et de la Gestion des Crises and ENSOSP - Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Officiers de Sapeurs-Pompiers and a consistent corps of volunteers in compliance with the service contract T2/NOECHO/SER/2016/738038 signed with the European Commission. The exercise was attended by 163 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 provide interventions in various locations of the affected region. The French colleagues have mobilized more than 200 professionals and volunteers as role-players and an important number of vehicles and equipment. We would like to take the opportunity to thank to our French colleagues for the effort they invested for the success of the exercise .

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