Cave Rescue Training, 13 – 21 September 2014, Strmosten - Lisine, Despotovac, Serbia

Saturday, 13. September 2014 to Sunday, 21. September 2014

This year’s DPPI SEE Cave Rescue Training (6th in the row) is hosted by Sector for Emergency Management of the Republic of Serbia and represents Serbian contribution to the DPPI SEE Disaster Management Training Programme for 2014.  The training was co-organised by the Slovenian Administration for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief, Slovenian Cave Rescue Service and Serbian Mountain Rescue Service.

The aim of the training was to strengthen the human capacities of the participating countries in the field of prevention of and response to disasters, as well as to improve and further widen cooperation of national protection and rescue services of the SEE countries while practicing in accordance with the standardised cave rescue procedures.
More than 120 representatives of competent civil protection services of the DPPI SEE member countries have so far participated in the cave rescue trainings organised in the framework of the DPPI SEE.
As part of the 6th DPPI SEE Cave Rescue Training (CRT) a special (final) exercise was organised on 18th Sep 2014 in the Resava river canyon with the scenario of an evacuation on the stretcher from a deeper cave. In addition to the representatives of the training organisers, the exercise was also observed by high-level representatives of the Republic of Slovenia’s Embassy in Belgrade.