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

State Fire  and Rescue Service  LATVIA
SFRS
Austrian  Red Cross AUSTRIA
ARC
SFS

State

Fire Service

POLAND

General Directorate for Civil Security and Crisis Management FRANCE
SECURITE CIVILE
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

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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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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

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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

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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

State Fire  and Rescue Service  LATVIA
SFRS
Austrian  Red Cross AUSTRIA
ARC
SFS

State

Fire Service

POLAND

General Directorate for Civil Security and Crisis Management FRANCE
SECURITE CIVILE
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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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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13-16 MAY 2019 EXERCISE 3

LOCATION: Alessandria, Piemonte Region

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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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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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