For the needs of the table top exercise, the scenario was executed using two separate IMPRESS System deployments for all participating Agencies and stakeholders from each country in two adjacent rooms, simulating the response activities in the Greek and Bulgarian operational realm.
Bulgarian stakeholders and actors
The Regional Emergency Medical Center of Blagoevgrad, the Emergency Departments of the Hospital of Sandanski and Petrich, the EMS branch of the Blagoevgrad Hospital Unit located in Kresna and the Bulgarian Red Cross headquarter in Sofia as well as representatives of organizations of the Ministry of Interior.
Greek stakeholders and actors
National Center for Health Operations (EKEPY) under Ministry of Health; General Secretariat of Civil Protection; National Emergency Center (EKAV) both Athens HQ and Northern Greece Branch; Hellenic Center for Disease Control & Prevention (KELPNO); General Secretariat of Civil Protection (GSCP); two large hospitals in Thessaloniki (“Papanikolaou” General Hospital and “Ippokratio” General Hospital) along with the General Hospital of Serres (backup hospital).
Observers of the TTX
Bulgaria: Bulgarian Ministry of Health; Bulgarian Ministry of Interior; NATO CMDR Officers.
Greece: Ministry of Health; Post-Graduate Program on “Health Crises”, Athens Medical School; Athens Assistance Medical Air Transport Co.
Italy: Italian Civil Protection – Palermo, Sicily.