Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Modelling Trauma Physiology for Large Crisis Management

In recent years, there has been a rise in Major Incidents with big impact on the citizens health and the society. Without the possibility of conducting live experiments when it comes to physical trauma, only an accurate in-silico reconstruction allows us to identify organizational solutions with the best possible chance of success, in correlation with the limitations on available resources (e.g. medical team, first responders, treatments, transports, and hospitals availability) and with the variability of the characteristic of event (e.g. type of incident, severity of the event and type of lesions).
Utilizing modelling and simulation techniques, a simplified mathematical model of physiological evolution for patients involved in physical trauma incident scenarios has been developed and implemented. The model formalizes the dynamics, operating standards and practices of medical response and the main emergency service in the chain of emergency management during a Major Incident.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

IMPRESS Project Decision Support Tool in Real Test Case Scenario Application

In the framework of the FP7 funded project under the call for Security, named IMPRESS, a large consortia with representatives from the ICT sector, along with medical doctors and state owned organizations had focus its efforts on an idea to built up a decision support tool in favor of medical teams first responding in cases of disasters. This tool is having potential to provide shortest path to the medical teams in the ambulances when it comes to localization and also provide information in the headquarters what expectations for injuries and collapsed infrastructures can be seen on the field when providing first aid to the affected people. One of the scenarios developed for test purposes under the project IMPRESS is located on the border area between Bulgaria and Greece in Kresna Gorge, where will be simulated a major earthquake plus massive flood event from Struma river which cause E-79 high speed road collapse and over 750 people with many fractures and injuries. This figures bring the Bulgarian health system in the area and the state representatives in the local government of Blagoevgrad to ask national and international help in order to save as many lives as possible. In our paper we will describe the Project DSS structure and the cross-border scenario tests and first results.

In June 14th 2016, Dr Nina Dobrinkova from IICT-BAS (IMPRESS project member) presented "IMPRESS Project Decision Support Tool in Real Test Case Scenario Application" during SEMINAR WITH EU COOPERATION ON EARLY WARNING AND DISASTER / CRISIS MANAGEMENT session of the 6th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CARTOGRAPHY AND GIS.
The Conference took place between 13th and 17th of June, in Albena Bulgaria. The aim of the conference is to collect knowledge and share experience about the latest achievements in the field of cartography and GIS. Nowadays, particular attention is paid to the important European region – the Balkan Peninsula.
Further to the conference topics, a Seminar with EU Cooperation on Early Warning & Disaster / Crisis Management Topics, and a Interactive workshop on “Designing and Conducting User Studies”, have been conducted.
You can download IMPRESS paper for this conference through the Publication area or directly through here.
 Conference proceedings and photos from the event are availiable thorugh the official website.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Brussels attacks – A message from EENA #OpenHouse

In the aftermath of the Brussels attacks, the EENA team would like to thank everyone for the supportive messages and concern. Our thoughts are with the people affected by these hard times, to whom we wish courage and strength.

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Monday, March 7, 2016

Preperation of IMPRESS Palermo demo.

In the beginning of March, preparation actions for IMPRESS Palermo demo and related meetings with involved agencies and organizations took place by CNR and KEMEA in Palermo (Italy).

Monday, February 22, 2016

IMPRESS solution presented to emergency professionals and post-graduate students

KEMEA presented to an audience of emergency professionals and post-graduate students the concept of IMPRESS and the relative solution designed for managing and organize information and data in context of multi-casualty incidents and large disasters. The presentation was included in the program of a training event that took place in the Library of the Medical School of Athens the dates 19 and 20/2/2016 and it was linked to the postgraduate program of the Faculty of Medicine, titled “International Medicine / Health-Crisis Management”.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

IMPRESS Project Overview

IMPRESS has released the 1st short video presentation of the project's overview.

For more information you can visit the project's website or IMPRESS youtube channel

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

IMPRESS and “Disaster Medicine and Health-Crisis Management” MSc

In order to strengthen IMPRESS dissemination activity, KEMEA has established close collaboration with the postgraduate course (MSc) on “Disaster Medicine and Health-Crisis Management” ( of the Faculty of Medicine of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.   

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Germany train crash: Several killed near Bavarian town of Bad Aibling

The head-on crash happened near Bad Aibling, a spa town about 60km (37 miles) south-east of Munich.
The trains' operator said both trains had partially derailed and were wedged into each other.
Emergency teams, some winched in by helicopter, worked for hours to free casualties from the wreckage.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

EENA Annual Report 2015 now available! (Drones, emergency apps, caller location, and much more: Read about EENA's work in 2015.)

EENA has published the Annual Report for 2015!

If you are interested in the emergency services and public safety field, then read about EENA’s work on drones, emergency apps, caller location, publications and events, awareness of 112, and more important moments of their work in this short overview of 2015.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Just In Time Disaster Training - Library

DRC Group has developed an on-line video library, in order to provide a single, easy to search source in which individuals, agencies and organizations can access Just In Time Disaster Training videos.
The videos found in this library cover disaster related mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery training for a wide variety areas.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

EENA joins ‘HELP 112’ EU project to improve caller location in emergencies

EENA launched the ‘HELP 112’ project that will run for 1 year with the aim of improving caller location information transferred to Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs).