The Cyprus Fire Service announced its participation in the online training program within the RESPOND-A project.
The RESPOND-A project, which operates under the European Program HORIZON 2020 from June 01, 2020, aims to develop technologies based on5G wireless communications, augmented and virtual reality or autonomous robots to optimise first responders’ work.
Thanks to RESPOND-A, first responders will have the opportunity to test these technologies and see how efficiently they can be applied within the framework of diverse disaster scenarios. With these technological advances, first responders will be able to better predict and assess the incidents and to safeguard themselves before,during and after disasters. The total budget of the project amounts to around 7.67 million euros and is covered by European funds.
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The Fire Service, in the context of its goal for development, upgrade and modernization, participates in the above project as a partner with the strong participation of 34 organizations and agencies from 15 European countries coordinated by the European University of Cyprus. Apart from the Fire Service, the Cypriot participation includes the Cyprus Police and the following companies: Eight Bells Ltd, Sidroco Holdings Limited, CSI Center for Social Innovation Ltd, Ianus Consulting Ltd.
On December 10 and 11, 2020, the Fire Service participates in the online training program with 12 members all over Cyprus.
“Training 1”, conducted under the auspices of the International Recognition of the Spanish Fire Training Center “Pau Costa”, focuses on scenarios at the “port of Valencia” to respond and engage various services in incidents concerning truck collisions with fire and oil spills with the use of state-of-the-art equipment.
With information from: Cyprus Fire Service, cordis.europa.eu
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