DAREnet partners THW and ICPDR were invited by FIRE-IN to attend the Thematic Working Group D “Natural Disasters” session on floods and flesh floods scenraios. Together with other Associated Experts, the DAREnet partners discussed current challenges of these scenarions and resulting practitioner needs (procedural & organisational; personnel; equipment). The workshop took place on 26-27 February 2018 in Berlin, Germany.
FIRE-IN has been designed to raise the security level of EU citizens by improving the national and European Fire & Rescue (F&R) capability development process. FIRE-IN addresses the concern that capability-driven research and innovation in this area needs much stronger guidance from practitioners and better exploitation of the technology potentially available for the discipline. The overarching result of the project will be a proven process for organising F&R capability-driven research based on a wide practitioner and research and innovation network.