Disaster Management Training Programme

03.04.2013 to 05.04.2013

Background

 Disasters affect the development all around the world and this makes disaster management one of the most important topics of the governments all over the globe. Between 2002 and 2011, there were 4.309 disasters recorded, resulting from natural hazards around the world where 1.124.854 people perished and a minimum of 1.313 billion USD was recorded in losses. In the year 2011 alone, 365 disasters claimed 33.760 lives; affected 206 million people and inflicted damages worth an estimated 366 billion USD.

 In order to manage the disasters effectively at all phases from disaster risk reduction to recovery, the direct, indirect and secondary effects of the disasters should be assessed in detail. All these effects are directly related to the economic growth of the affected country, mostly as an economic loss in the short run and rarely as an economic gain opportunity in the long run.

 On the other hand, there is a wide range of funds and financial resources that the stakeholders can benefit from during the disaster management process especially for disaster reduction projects and disaster relief operations. Furthermore, the disaster...

13.12.2012 to 14.12.2012

This training was Republic of Turkey’s contribution to the Disaster Management Training Programme for 2012 within the scope of DPPI SEE DMTP Annual Work Plan and was hosted by Prime Ministry, Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD).

Background:

The literal meaning of “psycho-social" is the dynamic relationship of psychological and social impacts which continuously interact with each other. On the other hand, this term can be defined as a body of multi-disciplinary services provided at every phase of the disaster cycle and entailing disaster psycho-social support; the prevention of any likely post-disaster psychological disharmony/disorder; restoring and the rehabilitation of relationships both at the family and community levels; ensuring that those affected recognize their capacities and are strengthened in the normalizing process; the increase of communal coping/relief/recovery skills in the probable future disasters and emergencies; and the provision of support to relief workers.

27.11.2012 to 28.11.2012

The workshop was Bulgarian contribution to the Disaster Management Training Project for 2012 of the Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Initiative for South Eastern Europe and was organized by Fire Safety and Civil Protection Chief Directorate, Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Bulgaria.

The workshop was held in Sofia on 27 and 28 November 2012 in Vitosha Park Hotel, 1 Rosario str. (http://www.vitoshaparkhotel.com/)

The aim of the workshop was to share experiences and best practices and to provoke discussions on the ways for enhancing the role of volunteers and voluntary units in the states in SEE region in disaster response and humanitarian aid operations as well as to outline areas of possible future cooperation.

25.10.2012 to 27.10.2012

The three-day conference covered a variety of subjects such as, and inter alia, Environmental Safety, Technologies and Equipment for environmental assessment and protection, Emergency situations and disaster management, Environmental impact assessment and sustainable development, Environmental health, etc.

Following numerous presentations delivered by a number of speakers, both national and international, on Day I and II of the conference, a field trip with the working title “Awareness and preparedness for emergencies at local level” was organized on Day III of the conference whereby the participants were introduced to critical infrastructure elements as potential risks to community safety in Somesul Cald Valley.

20.10.2012 to 26.10.2012

The refresher training for firefighters of Montenegro was hosted and organized by the National Protection and Rescue Directorate of the Republic of Croatia and co-organized by the Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Initiative for South Eastern Europe (DPPI SEE) from 21 to 26 October 2012 in the Firefighting Operations Centre Divulje near Split as the second of two refresher trainings with respect to wildfires management (the first refresher training was organized for firefighters of Bosnia and Herzegovina in May 2012).

10.10.2012 to 11.10.2012

The seminar was hosted and organized by the Sector for Emergency Management of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia and co-organized with the Danish Emergency Management Agency (DEMA). The seminar represented Serbian contribution to the DPPI SEE Disaster Management Training Programme 2012.
The aim of the seminar was to exchange and share knowledge and experiences regarding open land and forest fires management in the countries of the South Eastern Europe.

Representatives of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia and Slovenia participated in the seminar.

24.09.2012 to 28.09.2012

The seminar was hosted and organised by the Protection and Rescue Directorate of Macedonia and represented Macedonian contribution to the DPPI SEE Disaster Management Programme 2012.   The aim of the training was to gain theoretical knowledge and basic practical skills in the field of using GIS and other computer simulation tools for planning protection and rescue operations.The training therefore improved the participants’ knowledge of basic skills and techniques of using GIS and other computer simulation tools for planning protection and rescue operations.  

15.09.2012 to 23.09.2012

This training was hosted and organised by the Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief. The venue of the training was the Training Centre for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief, Unit Sežana (TC), Slovenia. The training represented Slovenian contribution to the DPPI SEE Disaster Management Programme 2012.
Training objectives
During the 8-day training there were 80 hours of various lessons, which took form of lectures, short demonstrations and practical work in smaller caves for consolidation of knowledge and bigger final exercise of the cave rescue activities.
Training was based on various practical exercises and theoretical knowledge, which were necessary for successful rescue activity and even for the prevention of accidents in the caves. 
Extract from contents:

  • Cave conservation;
  • Single rope technique – Alpine style;
  • Procedures for accident in the cave;
  • Examination of the victim;
  • Setting up of evacuation and transport systems and learning rescue manoeuvres;
  • Preparation and...
02.09.2012 to 07.09.2012

This training was hosted and organised by the Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief and supported by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency. The venue of the training was the Training Centre for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief in Ig near Ljubljana (Slovenia). The training represented Slovenian contribution to the DPPI SEE Disaster Management Programme 2012.

Training objectives
 
At the training the participants gained theoretical knowledge and basic practical skills in the field of fire extinguishing, known as hot fire/flashover training.The training therefore improved the participants’ knowledge of basic skills and techniques of fire-fighting and basic operational procedures for indoor fires. Generally the training also intends to raise awareness on procedures and practices of fire development and behaviour in different scenarios.
 
Target audience
 
The training was intended for professional operational fire-fighters and commanders from the DPPI SEE countries (1-2 per country).
 
Methodology
 
The training was implemented as a combined structure of theoretical...
05.05.2012 to 11.05.2012

Joint Firefighting Unit Refresher Training was the Croatian contribution for 2012 to the Disaster Management Training Programme ofthe Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Initiative for South EasternEurope (DPPI SEE) and it was organized by the DPPI and NationalProtection and Rescue Directorate.
Training was held from 5 to 11 May 2012 in the Firefighting Operations
Centre of the National Protection and Rescue Directorate in Divulje near Split.

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