Cyprus Civil Defence to carry out EU training and exercise course

The Cyprus Civil Defence is organising a training and exercise assessment mission course of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, to take place November 5-11.


The course takes place in cooperation with the Civil Protection Organisations of Germany, the Organisation of Civil Protection of Austria, the Austrian Red Cross and with the support of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.


A press release by the Civil Defence says that around 20 experts from different countries will take part in the exercise, with the aim of transferring know-how and experience in matters of needs assessment and response to missions of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.


The scenario provides for the prevention and preparation for emergency management and the experts will visit all districts on the island and will meet with local authorities and organizations with the aim to exchange information and update their response methods.


The AMC training programme has been conducted since 2006 and is considered one of the leading programs of the Mechanism due to the high level of training and degree of difficulty, the press release says.


Since the start of the programme in 2006, more than 1,300 people have been trained in Cyprus from the 34 countries as well as from international organisations such as the United Nations and the Red Cross.


Source: Cyprus News Agency