29th and 30th of November 2021
The Madrid INFO Days of the Prometheus Project have been held in the region of Madrid the 29th and 30th of November 2021, hosted by ASEM 112 (Security and Emergency Agency of the regional government of Madrid) and their Fast Response Team ERICAM.
A selection of Urban Search and Rescue and Firefighting senior experts and practitioners from Spanish local and regional Fire and Rescue services, as well as Regional and National Emergency Management Authorities participated in the event.
The Info Days started with an introduction by the organisers of the event, ERICAM, that explained basic concepts of INSARAG and EU CPM coordination and assessment methodology and gave a general overview of the Prometheus Project: objectives, improvements, development, funding, consortium. After the introduction, the rest of the program of the first day was dedicated to explain the functionalities and use of the Prometheus tool. The second day included practical exercises testing Prometheus, collecting data in the field and managing this data in a coordination cell. The main trainers were two Prometheus experts from CNVVF supported by members of the Prometheus team of ERICAM.
After two intense days of dissemination and training activities on Prometheus, the invited experts could understand the value of the developed tool and could give a useful feedback. The event also provided a good network opportunity to all participants (Madrid Municipality Fire Brigade, 5 participants, including the Deputy Head of Service; Barcelona Municipality Fire Brigade: 4 participants, including the Fire Chief ; Madrid Regional Fire Brigade: 2 participants ; Military Emergency Unit: 2 participants there were also Emergency Management Authorities:
National Government : Dirección General de Protección Civil y Emergencias: INSARAG and EUCPM National Policy Focal Point; Madrid Regional Government: Director General de Emergencias de la Comunidad de Madrid)