The Conference, held at ISA, Istituto Superiore Antincendi of the Italian National Corps (CNVVF) in Rome closed the project activities. The wide participation included representatives of Central Directorates of the CNVVF, the Military National Airborne, the Department of Civil Protection, the Italian Red Cross and all the representatives of the beneficiaries (Timesis, CNBOP, FRB MSR). The closing remarks have been done by the Commander in Chief of the CNVVF, Fabio Dattilo. At the event were present also the first responders, interviewed in January 2018, the video-photo operators of CNVVF (CO.EM), the USAR representatives of each region and regional directors.


Final Conference in Rome (IT), organised by CNVVF and Timesis, is going to be held on 16th January 2020 and it will close the project. The Conference will be held at ISA, Istituto Superiore Antincendi.


The agenda of the event is available here: Agenda EASeR Conference Rome


28 November 2019
Final conference in Ostrava (CZ) organised by FRB MSR was held on 28th November, more than 80 participants from Poland, Slovakia and Czech Republic participated at the event.


Documents and results of the Project

Three main deliverables have been produced by EASeR Project:

1) Italian Standard Operating Procedures that is a very detailed document describing all the possible actors interacting with USAR assessment teams and how they could support in facing the barrier effects.

This document has been already approved by the EC Project Officer and disseminated by the the Italian National Fire Corps (Corpo Nazionale dei Vigili del Fuoco – CNVVF) at national level (Fire Departments and Regional/Central Directorates).

2) International Standard Operating Procedures – Outline, that is an outline stemming from the Italian Standard Operating Procedures to be further developed and customised by nations interested in it.

This document has been already approved by the EC Project Officer and it is now available for download.

3) Recommendations – for different levels of rescue mission and actors that is General level document who is addressed to all the actors that can be meet by a USAR assessment team.

This document has been already approved by the EC Project Officer and it is now available for download

Video: “Smal-scale exercise”



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Small-scale exercise to test procedures, IT

28 May – 2 June 2019

Assessment Teams from Italy, Czech Republic and Poland are going to test the Standard Operation Procedures for Italy and the Outline of Standard Operation Procedures – International in Sicily. Teams and staff will be involved in briefings since the 28 May while the exercise will start on 31 May.

About 200 experts and volunteers are involved at different levels from the Fire and Rescue Service (Central and Regional Directorates, Fire Departments), from local authorities (Municipalities of Poggioreale and Montevago), from military authorities. The activity is organised with the support of the Regional Department of Civil Protection that provides also volunteers as role-players and logistical support. An evaluation team as well as video-photo operators take part and will be present on site.

Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week (HNPW), UN OCHA, Geneva

4-8 February 2019
The project has been disseminated by CNBOP-PIB partner coordinator, Lt. Col. Mariusz Feltynowski and the video on “barrier effect” shown at the stand of one of the most important international event in the humanitarian sector organised by UN OCHA.

The event attracted about 2,000 people from the UN, non-governmental and governmental organizations, EU member states, private sector, military and scientific community, during individual thematic sessions and in the so-called exhibition area could discuss and solve common problems in the field of humanitarian aid to improve its implementation.

Video: “Barrier Effect”

Video prepared by Emergency Communication Section (CO.EM.) of Italian Fire and Rescue Service explaining the project focus “Barrier Effect”.



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