Co-organization in Exercise for Contingency PlanDate: (31-08-2020)
As military-scientific organisation, CMDR COE (Centre) is focused on theoretical development of Crisis and Disaster expertise, algorithms and their practical implementation. The focus is on interaction and cooperation between civil and military stakeholders and improvement of the coordination and interoperability. Furthermore, because of the gained experience, knowledge and LL, CMDR COE is capable to support the Regional and Municipality Crisis Response System in the preparation, testing and validation of Contingency Plans.
The CMDR COE Ops Labs technical capabilities (including CMDR IDE) allows also, assessment of the preparedness level of the responsible staff. The aim of the CMDR COE is to develop comprehensive standard procedure applicable and flexible to cover municipalities’ needs and requirements in Crisis and Disaster Management. The potential users of such services are all municipalities of the NATO and PfP countries.
The Centre is working on its project to develop a package of services to assist in crisis management and disaster response to municipalities in the country and abroad, such as:
1. Objective analysis and risk assessment for each municipality depending on the specific conditions, participants and governmental, municipal and local authorities.
2. Supporting the preparation and updating of contingency plan (procedure and standards).
3. Assess the adequacy of the contingency plan.
4. Preparation, training and assessment of the persons with responsibilities for implementation of the contingency plan;
5. Increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of the decision-making process in the Municipal staff applying municipal contingency plan.
A stage in the process of working on this project, the Center will take an active role in the entire cycle of organizing, planning, conducting and analyzing a municipal exercise for protection of the population in case of disasters. The exercise is planned to be held in the spring of 2021, and will be hosted by the Municipality of Belene, Pleven District.
The location of the town of Belene is a prerequisite for conducting a large-scale exercise to test the coordination, information sharing and effectiveness of decisions taken. The specific location includes the immediate vicinity of the Danube River, of nuclear reactors on the territory of the Belene NPP site and the state institutions represented there:
Municipality of Belene
Regional Police Department - Belene,
Regional Service " Fire Safety Department" - Belene
Military unit 28880,
State Prison - Belene
Management of „Persina“ Nature Park, and
Representatives of the Unified Rescue System on the territory of the municipality (Bulgarian Red Cross, Center for emergency medical care), etc.
In the process of planning the exercise, experts from the Center, led by the director - Colonel Orlin Nikolov, held a series of meetings with municipal and district representatives – the Mayor of Belene Municipality – Mr. Milen Dulev, the acting commander of Minilitary Unit 28880 – OF-4 Ivan Tishkov, the Director of the regional Fire Safety Department – Pleven – Commissar Stanislav Atanasov. On the meeting were discussed the main goals and objectives of the exercise and trainees, issues related to the preparation of the specification and scenario of the exercise. The meetings were held in the building of the municipal administration in Belene, the district administration - Pleven and the Regional Fire Safety Department - Pleven.
MSG-187 ′Space Weather Environmental Modelling′ (SWEM) is led by CMDR COE» read more
The CMDR COE′s Internship Programme introduces a stipend for its successful internship candidates.» read more
Development to assist municipalities’ efforts in crisis management and disaster response» read more
Welcoming H. E. Mr. Jeong Jin-Kyu, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea to the Republic of Bulgaria.» read more
CMDR COE in support to Krasno Selo and Sixth District of Fire Safety and Civil Protection Service (FSCPS), Sofia Municipality» read more
A virtual symposium of NATO Modelling & Simulation Group» read more
The Steering Committee is the main body for guidance, oversight and decisions on all matters concerning the administration, policies and operation of the CMDR COE.» read more
Welcome to Colonel De Magistris, Director of NATO Stability Policing COE» read more
The CMDR COE is pleased to announce the first international on-line conference on environmental protection and disaster risks “ENVIRORISKS” scheduled for 29 and 30 September 2020.» read more
The CMDR COE with its first NATO-certified Gender Focal Point course online» read more
The CMDR COE continues to spare no effort in establishing cooperative partnerships.» read more
CMDR COE continues to explore the different aspects of the pandemic situation» read more
The first edition of 5-day course delivered in Advanced Distributed Learning Format» read more
CMDR COE Director responds to the inquiries of NATO’s Youth Ambassadors on crisis management» read more
CMDR COE encoureged our partners to support the European Commission′s Joint Research Centre, in cooperation with University College London, who has recently launched a European-wide study to understand perceptions, needs and priorities of the public affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency.» read more
Adapting to the requirements of а global pandemic, the CMDR COE leveraged on modern technology to transfer its annual Conference on Interagency Interaction in Crisis Management and Disaster Response to an online environment» read more
Virtual conference from Tuesday (May 12) continuously until Thursday, (May 14).» read more
In this grafic National Health Commission of PR China, tell readers how to protect themselves against novel pneumonia, update them on latest developments in the worldwide fights against the pandemic, and provide insights how thevirus is spread» read more
For first time the 2020 Annual CMDR COE Conference will be conducted on-line.» read more