Civil Protection in Europe: Towards a Unified Command System? Update on knowledge-sharing work and future actions

Authors

  • Jean-Paul Monet BDR fire departement Author
  • Anaïs Saint-Jonsson Aix Marseille University Author
  • Sergio Giacomo Pirone Operation Commander, Regional Forest Fire Fighters Corp - Piedmont, Author
  • Marc Castellnou Ribau Catalonia Fire & Rescue Service,  Author
  • Stéphane Poyau Landes Fire Dpt, France Author
  • Marc Dumas Bouches-du-Rhône Fire Dpt, France Author
  • Miguel Cruz Emergency and Civil Protection National Directorate Author
  • Tony Johansson Södertörn Fire & Rescue Service Author
  • Christoph Lamers Joint Competence Centre for Civil Protection Author
  • Christos Lampris National Fire Service, Greece Author
  • Pierre Schaller National Fire Service Author

Keywords:

Crisis Management Civil Protection Incident Command and Control System Interoperability European Union

Abstract

In the context of climate change, increasing disaster severity and extension, the paper suggests to DGECHO, agency managing the European civil protection mechanism, an improvement for joint operations command-and-control practices. It constitutes an update of Monet et al. (2020) paper, enhancing the work progresses in terms of analysis, applicability, monitoring and training.

In this perspective, the work of the authors is completely dedicated to the improvement of interoperability when different (national) civil protection forces work together, to respond to emergencies or disasters. Building on theoretical comparative studies, this opinion paper now relies on an interoperability monitoring tool and consolidates the ways on defining the future for an “European Command System”, proposing innovative operational practices by associating knowledge exchange and operational training.

Actually, the presentation will depict how to organize a training strategy at European level, alternating international and regional courses, to pave the way for future harmonization.

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Author Biographies

  • Anaïs Saint-Jonsson, Aix Marseille University

    Assistant Professor, IMPGT 

  • Sergio Giacomo Pirone, Operation Commander, Regional Forest Fire Fighters Corp - Piedmont,

    Operation Commander, Regional Forest Fire

    Fighters Corp - Piedmont, 

  • Marc Castellnou Ribau, Catalonia Fire & Rescue Service, 

    Marc

    Chief of Forest Fire Division

     

  • Stéphane Poyau, Landes Fire Dpt, France

     

    Logistics Division Chief

     

  • Marc Dumas, Bouches-du-Rhône Fire Dpt, France

    Marc

    Head of Operational Subdivision

     

  • Miguel Cruz, Emergency and Civil Protection National Directorate

     

    Deputy National Commander

     

  • Tony Johansson, Södertörn Fire & Rescue Service

     

    Incident Commander/
    Fire Protection Engineer 

     

  • Christoph Lamers, Joint Competence Centre for Civil Protection

     

    Representative of North Rhine Westphalia st.

     

  • Christos Lampris, National Fire Service, Greece

     

    General Officer (ret.)

     

  • Pierre Schaller, National Fire Service

     

    Senior Officer (ret.)

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Published

2024-05-29

How to Cite

Monet, J.-P., Saint-Jonsson, A. ., Pirone, S. G., Castellnou Ribau, M., Poyau, S. ., Dumas, M., Cruz, M., Johansson, T., Lamers, C., Lampris, C., & Schaller, P. (2024). Civil Protection in Europe: Towards a Unified Command System? Update on knowledge-sharing work and future actions. ISCRAM Proceedings, 21. http://ojs.iscram.org/index.php/Proceedings/article/view/113

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