EADRCC consequence management field exercise ''BOSNA I HERCEGOVINA 2017''

  • 24 Sep. 2017 - 28 Sep. 2017
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  • Last updated: 12 Nov. 2018 11:53

The 17th EADRCC consequence management field exercise, called “BOSNA I HERCEGOVINA 2017”, was jointly organized by the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) and the Ministry of the Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The field exercise was preceded by a training programme, a Table Top Exercise and a Virtual Reality - Command Post Exercise with the aim to train and exercise procedures for the Local Emergency Management Authority (LEMA), the UN model On-site Operation Co-ordination Centre (OSOCC), the liaison officers, the On-site commanders as well as the team leaders of participating consequence management teams.

The consequence management activities on the ground were based on a scenario that included floods, an earthquake, landslides and chemical incidents affecting the population and critical infrastructure in Tuzla canton.  A wide range of relief operations included water rescue, urban search and rescue, medical/paramedical teams, and Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear (CBRN) protection, as well as decontamination teams.

The Exercise Milestones:

  • Main Planning Conference: 6-9 March 2017 in Hotel Mellain, Tuzla
  • Final Planning Conference: 15-18 May 2017 in Hotel Mellain, Tuzla
  • Consequence Management Field Exercise: 24-28 September 2017 in and around Tuzla city
  • Lessons Learned Conference: 29-31 January 2018, Sofia, Bulgaria