Joint Activity in Rieti, Italy with PROACTIVE 2022

Our next Joint Activity will be conducted from the 15th of November 2022 to the 17th of November 2022 in Rieti, Italy. The Joint Activity will be organized together with the PROACTIVE project. Please find below more information on the objective of the Joint Activity:

Organising partner: SCUOLA INTERFORZE PER LA DIFESA NBC (SCNBC)

The exercise aims to test the capabilities of the assets involved in the intervention in the contaminated area following a CBRN event (accidental or voluntary).
The measures that will be verified start from the dissemination of the alarm (warning) and from the application of the related measures. “Voluntary” civilian personnel will take part in the exercise in order to integrate the evaluation of the European partner project PROACTIVE (PReparedness against CBRNE threats through cOmmon Approaches between security praCTItioners and the VulnerablE civil society) whose main goal is to enhance preparedness against and response to a CBRNe incident through a better harmonization of procedures between various categories of practitioners, and a better understanding of the needs of vulnerable citizen groups.

Joint Research project

In such CBRN events, activities of cordonation, zoning, aid of the strikes, triage, decon (for those necessary) and survey CBRN (performed by the fire brigade) are the main focus for life saving. Sampling and identification of encountered CBRN agent(s) is of key importance for the determination of further action.
That action may be strictly military operational, but it will often extend to a legal-political level. Typically, military action will require mitigation or elimination of the effects of the CBRN agent on the primary mission.
As concerns the sampling, a qualified level of confidence can only be obtained by the application of proper procedures.
As concerns the analysis in agent identification, a qualified level of confidence can only be obtained from proper analysis equipment and skilled personnel that is generally only available in a laboratory environment.

PROACTIVE project will have its own objectives:

  • IDENTIFY behavioural issues associated with responding to a CBRNe incident and potential shortcomings in existing practitioner procedures and tools with respect to vulnerable groups;
  • IMPROVE real-time communication and collaboration with the use of new tools such as mobile apps for better situational awareness and better response coordination;
  • TEST combinations of selected tools in joint field exercises which deliberately involve a diverse population that encompasses vulnerable citizens and non-trained staff;
  • PROVIDE human-centred recommendations for EU standards concerning the integration of CBRNe technologies and innovations that are better adapted to the needs of all citizens.

If you would like to know more about this Joint Activity or if you would like to participate, please contact us!