NATO training in Bosnia and Herzegovina

On September 24-30, RA MES rescuers are included in the NATO International Field Training, held in Bosnia and Herzegovina.  “Bosnia and Herzegovina-2017” training is organized by NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Center (EADRCC).

This year, 30 countries are participating in the 18th International Field Training of Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters. There are 22 rescuers at the RA MES delegation, representing the Department of Population Protection and Disaster Reduction and Rescue Forces, Disaster Medicine Center, Special Water Rescue Detachment and Shirak Regional Rescue Department.

The opening ceremony of “Bosnia and Herzegovina 2017” training was officially announced at the opening ceremony on September 25.

According to the exercise scenario, because of the heavy rains in the north-eastern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the rivers have flooded. There is a danger of reservoir collapse; there are conditional victims and injured. Because of the landslides on the slopes, nearby buildings collapse; there are conditional victims and injured. According to the scenario, the next day of the disaster is also marked by a strong earthquake, resulting great human and material losses. The authorities of the country appeal to the international community for help.

NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Center (EADRCC) organizes a similar training each year. In 2010, the training was held in Armenia, participated by 20 countries.