28 April 2015|
Final demonstration in Finland of Cross Border Emergency Planning
CRISMA project was demonstrated on 10th March 2015 at the Emergency Services College
in Finland. The Emergency Services College is a key institution in Finland, providing vocational training
to people working in rescue services and emergency response centres throughout the country.
At the centre of demonstration is a disaster that has occurred and has caused cross-border consequences either by
overwhelming the local resources and/or spreading to two or more countries. In such a disaster, the core
values of a community are threatened and the disaster has potential for causing cascading effects due to the
interdependence of modern society.
Throughout the one-day demonstration, background information was provided on the CRISMA project, as well as
the objectives and scenario of large scale power outages occurring during winter time. A demonstration was then carried out, and followed by
an open discussion on the application of demonstration. Participants to the demonstration included teachers from
the Emergency Services College, the Senior Advisor of the National Emergency Supply Agency of Finland, the
North Savo Rescue Department, and State Security Networks Ltd.