Design Workshop for ToT

Pisa (Italy), 13th -17th September 2020

Between Sunday 13th and Thursday 17th, in Pisa, the “Design Workshop for ToT (Train of the Trainers)” have taken place within the activities foreseen by the BELICE project.

The Workshop was attended by experts from Italy and other European countries beneficiaries of the project.

The Workshop was conducted in part in presence and in webinar for the well-known reasons related to the containment of epidemiological risk and with the aim of draft, share and perfect:

– the “ASR1 Manual“, a fundamental document that contains theoretical and practical reference elements necessary for the first rescue teams to define the areas affected by catastrophic events in “work sectors”.

– the “Handbook for Trainers“, a document which, inspired by the contents of the ASR1 Manual, contains the teaching structure, objectives and methods for the organisation and conduct of the training courses for USAR (Urban Search and Rescue) rescue trainers planned for November 2020 and the Field Courses planned for February, March and April next year.

The experts worked both in plenary sessions and divided within working groups based on their skills and experiences.

The aim of the “Design Workshop for ToT” was, therefore, to review the educational structure, objectives and methods of articulation and conduct of training courses for USAR rescue trainers, examining the individual topics and defining, in detail, each specific educational section, through the contribution of the Board of experts of the project which includes representatives:

CNVVF (National Fire Brigade Corps) (IT)

– EcASC (Ecole d’Application de Sécurité Civile) (FRA)

THW (German Federal Agency for Technical Relief) (DE)

DPC (Italian Civil Protection Department) (IT)

The workshop was also attended by an expert from outside the Project, a member of the Civil Protection Office of the Municipality of Pisa.

Thanks to his specific skills and the long experience developed in the sector, this external expert has already made a fundamental contribution to the Project, especially with regard to the contribution that the Local Authorities can make to the rescuers, both in “peacetime”, i.e. during the drafting of emergency and Civil Protection plans, and through the knowledge of their territory in the hours immediately following the catastrophic event.

One of the aims of the “BELICE” Project is, in fact, to integrate in the local Civil Protection System the added value of those who know the territory well and the needs of the people who live there (such as local administrators), considering the fact that they live there permanently, manage and administer it on a daily basis.