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Proiect

Building Experience to Lead Initial Assessment in Challenging Emergency (BELICE)

Area of activity / Keywords:

Initial wide assessment (ASR1); Train-the-trainers; Field training; Needs analysis; Manual of ASR1; Handbook for trainers; INSARAG Guidelines

Summary of the action:

BELICE is aimed at providing a methodology and train on it to perform the initial wide assessment (ASR1) as INSARAG Guidelines/training (i.e.First Responders Training) does not cover specifically this aspect of emergency intervention. BELICE brings together operational (USAR teams) and non-operation actors (LLAA, disaster managers) who will be trained on a standard methodology (mirrored in a Manual on ASR1). As a matter of fact, if a manual is applied (i.e. to identify priorities in assessment, to classify an emergency), the response chain is positively influenced in terms of timely and precise identification of necessary resources. The methodology for operational and non-operational actors is reflected into two easy-to-use tools (Manual and Handbook for trainers on ASR1). BELICE is carried out by a strategic partnership of 3 public bodies CNVVF, THW, EcASC, a CP National authority, DPC, and a SME, Timesis, from: IT, FR,DE. It is supported by the UN OCHA Secretariat and the Sicily Region.

BELICE starts from analyzing the state-of-the-art (through cases studies) by 12 top senior experts who will deliver a manual on ASR1 to be applied by a group of trainers (previously trained), during 4 field-courses. The manual is tested in the field (in the unique scenario of Poggioreale in Sicily) to prove that it has been correctly applied (i.e. once a sectorisation plan is made, this is verified in the field). Evaluation and coaching are conducted.

Outcomes are: i) a methodology to perform ASR1 is available and applied by operational and non- operational actors ; ii) involved trainees from USAR teams, CP authorities, disaster managers are able to carry out an operational plan during ASR1; iii) the site of Poggioreale is exploited to train INT USAR teams. Target groups are (short term): USAR assessment teams; CP National authorities; Disaster managers; Trainers. On the long term also: INT USAR assessment teams; LLAA; communities of affected areas; community of Poggioreale.

Beneficiary

MINISTERO DELL'INTERNO - CORPO NAZIONALE DEI VIGILI DEL FUOCO

Piazza del Viminale 1, 00184, ROME (IT)

Project coordinators

BUNDESMINISTERIUM DES INNERN - (DE)

MINISTERE DE L'INTERIEUR - (FR)

TIMESIS SRL (IT)

PRESIDENZA DEL CONSIGLIO DEI MINISTRI - DIPARTIMENTO DELLA PROTEZIONE CIVILE (IT)

Presentation at the kick off meeting