A Full Scale Exercise simulates a real event as closely as possible. It is designed to evaluate the operational capability of emergency management systems in a highly stressful environment, simulating actual response conditions. It includes the mobilization and movement of emergency personnel, equipment and resources. Ideally, a Full-Scale Exercise tests and evaluates most functions of the emergency management plan or operational plan (WHO, 2017).
The objectives of the Full-Scale Exercise within the EMDM is to train the EMDM students in disaster and humanitarian response providing them the opportunity to put into practice the competencies acquired during the overall educational program. Moreover, it is intended to provide the students an understanding on how to conduct a performance analysis of a medical response in disaster and humanitarian settings from the design of a Full-Scale Exercise to an after-action debriefing.
EMDM students will be involved in a Full-Scale Exercise, which includes a Role 2 Enhanced Military Field Hospital set up by the Italian Army just for the EMDM. The exercise will take place on Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 in Bellinzago Novarese, starting late afternoon and lasting until midnight. Videos and pictures of the exercise will be posted on CRIMEDIM social media platform.
Simulations teach that crisis situations need more than just medical aid as a response. Social media and press coverage, military preparedness and input, political aid, and civilian assistance are also important key factors. Everyone is part of it. This is why EMDM advocates a completely integrated system for emergencies
Click on Leaflet Full Scale Exercise to download the programme for June 6.