Dr. Costas Synolakis, one of the most prominent figures of the scientific fora in the field of natural disasters
During the 3rd Core Group Meeting, all the necessary processes for a well coordinated synergy were discussed
EU PROMETHEUS 2014 - 3rd Core Group Meeting.JPG
TTX-Opening by Secretary General for CP-Mr PATROKLOS GEORGIADIS
TTX-Welcome by the Chief of the Hellenic Fire Corps-Lt General SOTIRIOS GEORGAGOPOULOS
TTX-Welcome by the General Secretariat of the Council of European Union-Mr JAN ALHADEFF
ΤΤΧ-EX COM Lt General VASILIOS PAPAGEROGIOU
TTX NATIONAL STRATEGIC LEVEL
NATIONAL OPERATIONAL LEVEL
TTX NATIONAL TACTICAL LEVEL
TTX RED CROSS
TTX INTERNATIONAL CELL
TTX MEDIA
REAL TIME PRESS CONFERENCE by the Fire Corps Press Officer. Major Nikolaos TSOGAS
EX COM & CHIEF CONTROLLER
EX COM SMS & EMAILS CONTROLLERS
SOCIAL MEDIA CONTROLLERS
EU PROMETHEUS PMT
ASOS
LAST PHOTO
IPM & 2d Core Group (10-11 June 2013,Athens, Hellas)
IPM,Opening Address by Mr Patroklos GEORGIADIS,Secretary General (10/6/2013,Athens)
IPM,Opening Address Lt General Vasilios PAPAGEORGIOU(Deputy Chief of the Fire Corps)
IPM,10/6/2013 Athens
IPM, Ms Tamara KOPAL (Croatia)
IPM,Mr Henrikas BALDAUSKAS (Lithouania)
IPMI,EU PROMETHEUS Ex Plan & Asos
IPM,Colonel Ettore STORTI (Italy)
IPM,National EU CPM Modules
First-Joint and PMT Meeting Athens 4th March 2013
First-Joint and PMT Meeting Athens 4th March 2013
First-Joint and PMT Meeting Athens 4th March 2013
First-Joint and PMT Meeting Athens 4th March 2013
First-Joint and PMT Meeting Athens 4th March 2013
First-Joint and PMT Meeting Athens 4th March 2013
Kick off meeting Brussels 9 - 10/4/2013

Preparing for a full scale exercise:

The EU PROMETHEUS 2014 partners on a "full deployment"

 

The Hellenic General Secretariat for Civil Protection along with the Technical University of Crete/Environmental Engineering Department, the Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri/Dipartimento della Protezione Civile, the Cyprus Civil Defence, the Hellenic Red Cross/Samaritan, Rescuer & Lifeguard Section and the Croatian National Protection and Rescue Directorate successfully completed the 3rd Core Group Meeting of the EU PROMETHEUS 2014 project, setting in motion the wheels for what can only be considered as one of the most significant full scale exercises (FSE), not only on a European Level, but also on a world wide scale as well. 

During this 3rd Core Meeting, the EU PROMETHEUS 2014 partners set the foundations for creating a platform so as to assure that all the necessary processes for a well coordinated synergy with regard to the logistics and the operational aspect of the FSE are in place. Furthermore, various aspects of the scenario were tackled with along with the communicative innovations introduced both on and off the operational site.

Yet another interesting coupling between the lead and the other five partners of the project with the German Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) was formed, so as to introduce an ad hoc structure during the FSE that will add an even further complexity in the already perplex scenario. 

The EU PROMETHEUS 2014 project will ultimately challenge the ability of the bulk of the participants and provide a unique opportunity for the observers to evaluate competence, endurance and coordination of multinational operational modules. 

Dr. Costas Synolakis from the Technical University of Crete, and one of the most prominent figures of the scientific fora in the field of natural disasters, underlined the significance of a field exercise of such a scale towards the successful operational future of civil protection organizations: 

"This FSE provides us with a unique opportunity to study how civil protection organizations respond to large scale disasters. A field exercise such as EU PROMETHEUS 2014 contributes significantly to understanding the ideal – or at least a good approximation to the ideal – number of responders with regard to the type and the circumstances of the occurring disaster. Thus – however expensive – such an understanding may lead to well coordinated and more effective emergency responses in the future".  

The EU PROMETHEUS 2014: Records and numbers 

The EU PROMETHEUS 2014 FSE will be the first exercise within the framework of the new EU Civil Protection Mechanism legislation and the first one at a national level, following the new legislation of the "reorganization" of the National CP Mechanism. 

Fifteen EU Modules from five member – states, more than 500 participants on the scene of operations, six National Operational Centers as players in real time, the ERCC as a real player for the very first time, the use of social media as a tool to command and control the exercise and, at the same time, as a public information system. Since EU PROMETHEUS TTX was the first interactive exercise in the history of the mechanism, the FSE will be the first one where technology will participate as a "player" in an exercise.