Field Exercise Factsheet
Fact sheet:Tabletop and field exercises
Events Field exercise (FX) preceded with command post exercise (CPX)
Table-top exercise (TTX)
Duration FX – 2,5 days (incl. one night – excluding travelling time)
TTX – 1,5 days
Start FX – 19 to 22 May 2015
TTX – 2 to 4 March 2015
Location FX - Mura river in Medjimuska county (from Mursko Sredisce to Podturen) – primary. Varazdin City – secondary.
TTX – Sveti Martin Hotel
Number of participants FX:
  • Intervention teams:
  • Croatia – 50
  • Austria - 30
  • Hungary - 30
  • Slovenia - 30

Team capabilities: Water rescue, CBRN and camp management.
TTX:
Intervention team management and representatives of national authorities (Croatia, Austria, Hungary and Slovenia) responsibile for EWS and water management
Aim/Purpose Process of requesting international assistance and responding to such a request after a large scale floods in the border area between Croatia, Austria, Hungary and Slovenia via the Mechanism will be exercised with special attention to communication procedures with the ERCC and on HNS
Objectives

Procedures (alert, mobilization, deployment, etc.) of the participating intervention teams verified and improved

Understanding of the EU CP Mechanism (incl. HNSG)

Operational and coordinative cooperation amongst the intervention teams enhanced

Provision and receipt of civil protection assistance via the EU CP Mechanism (incl. communication and coordination with ERCC) tested

Scenario Floods big enough to trigger a request for international assistance through the EU CP Mechanism
Methodology Planning
  • Core exercise planning team - representatives of the Consortium partners and Austria
  • develop a detailed plan for the design, preparation and conduct and evaluation of the exercises
  • planning meetings of core team
  • exercise instructions and DSEC to be developed
  • participating countries to identify learning objectives for intervention teams
Implementation
  • participation of CP Headquarters of participating countries from the capital level
  • EUCPT with TAST to establish OSOCC
  • assessment skills, CBRN awareness, S&S awareness of participating teams can be further addressed
  • Exercise structure to include players – intervention teams, EXCON (ex. director, controllers, evaluators, S&S officers, trainers), observers, actors, admin and support personnel
  • Self-sufficiency should be exercised
  • A well designed, balanced and coordinated observer’s programme with clearly defined objectives will be offered during the exercises
DAY 0 (CPX) – 4 MayDAY 1 – 5 MayDAY 2 – 6 MayDAY 3 – 7 MayDefinition List
Request for international assistance /offers/ acceptance Arrival - afternoon RDC activities Assessment Meeting in OSOCC Rescue activities Night work Meeting in OSOCC Rescue activities Meeting in OSOCC Rescue activities Closing Evaluation WS Departure
  Evaluation
  • Evaluation team (who will be especially trained and familiarized with the exercise objectives, the evaluation methodology and the expected outcomes) – training in April 2015 - Slovenia
  • Evaluation workshop organized immediately after the field exercises (fresh impressions and initial lessons - basis for the evaluation report)
  • Implementation of lessons learned
Events Field exercise (FX) preceded with command post exercise (CPX)
Table-top exercise (TTX)
Events Field exercise (FX) preceded with command post exercise (CPX)
Table-top exercise (TTX)

 

Table-top exercise lasted 1.5 days, from 2 - 4 March 2015. The location was hotel Sveti Martin in the Međimurje county. The aim of the TTX was to exercise a process of requesting international assistance and the first phase of responding to such a request after large scale floods in the border area between Croatia, Austria, Hungary and Slovenia via the Mechanism with special attention to communication procedures between national CP Headquarters and ERCC and between national authorities responsible for EWS and water management. The training audience were the intervention team’s management (nominated for field exercise), representatives of national authorities responsible for EWS and water management: and representatives of national civil protection HQ (communications centre).

 

Exercise

Field exercise (FX) preceded with command post exercise (CPX) lasted 2,5 days (incl. one night – excluding travelling time). FX and CPX was held from 19th till 22nd May 2015. Location: Mura river in Medjimurska county from Mursko Sredisce to Podturen (Varazdin City – secondary location).

Objectives:

  • Procedures (alert, mobilization, deployment, etc.) of the participating intervention teams verified and improved 
  • Understanding of the EU CP Mechanism 
  • Operational and coordinative cooperation amongst the intervention teams enhanced
  • Provision and receipt of civil protection assistance via the EU CP Mechanism (incl. communication and coordination with ERCC) tested 

Scenario:

  • Floods in the border area – river Mura
  • Trigger to request  international assistance through the EU CP Mechanism
  • Primary and secondary effects
  • Water rescue, CBRN, camp management

Table-top exercise (TTX)

Table-top exercise lasted 1,5 days, from 02 - 04 March 2015. Location: Hotel Sveti Martin - Medjimurska county. 

 

Command Post Exercise - 18/05/2015

Full-Scale Exercise - 19/05/2015

Field exercise (FX) preceded by the command post exercise (CPX) lasted 2.5 days (incl. one night – excluding travelling time). FX and CPX was held from 19th until 22nd May 2015. The location was the Mura River in the Međimurje County from Mursko Središće to Podturen (the city of Varazdin is the secondary location). More details in the fact sheet in Annex 7.

 

Figure 1: Wide area of exercise locations

Wide area of exercise locations

 

Figure 2: Exercise locations along River Mura

Exercise locations along River Mura

 

Figure 3: River Mura near Sveti Martin

Mura near Sveti Martin

 

Figure 4: River Mura in Mursko Sredisce

Mura in Mursko Sredisce

 

 

 

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