Within the framework of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism an EU Module Exercise dedicated to medical and Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) modules took place from 29 January till 1 February 2016 on the premises of the DEMA Emergency Services Colleague in Tinglev, Denmark.
One Advanced Medical Post from Italy, two medium USAR modules from Austria and Estonia, a Technical Assistance and Support Team (TAST) from Germany and a Union Civil Protection Expert Team exercised the search and rescue and medical response under cold conditions in the earthquake affected virtual EU candidate country of ‘Modulistan’.
The Austrian USAR module was assisted by personnel from Slovakia, while the Advanced Medical Post from Italy received support from a German medical skeleton team. The German TAST was comprised of members from two German Technical Assistance and Support Teams.
More than 300 responders, local role-players, trainers and exercise staff contributed to the success of this exercise. After the end of the exercise a common social event took place.
The module exercise was organised on behalf of the European Commission by a consortium of Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V. Germany, Ministry of the Interior Austria, Crisis Management Centre Finland, Danish Emergency Management Agency and the Italian Department for Civil Protection.