One step closer to launch of natural disaster e-learning resource

06 May 2016

Emergency services from across Europe are getting closer to the launch of a unique e-learning resource.

The e-PPR project (e-learning for the prevention, preparedness and response to natural disasters), externally funded by the EU, involves six partners in the development of an e-learning package which teaches users how to prepare for and react in the event of floods, storms, heat waves and wildfires.

The six partners have been testing the e-learning resource on its four different target audiences; primary school children, secondary school students, adults and fire and rescue service.

Northumberland Fire and Resuce Service took responsibility for testing the resource on fire and rescue service personnel in the local area and will meet the partners in Denmark on Monday 9 May to present and discuss the findings.

Alex Bennett, Chief Fire Officer, Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service, said: “It’s great to see the resource up and running and to have the opportunity to try it out in our own county.

“Emergency service teams from across Europe have contributed their expertise to the e-learning resource and we’re looking forward to using it across the county to keep residents and staff safer.”

Project partners, Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service, Frederiksborg  Fire & Rescue Service in Denmark, National College “Vasile Goldis” in Romania, Lohusuu School in Estonia, , Vilnius County Fire and Rescue Board in Lithuania and the City Council of Alcal√° de Guada√≠ra in Spain will launch the resource in July 2016 at six different events, one of which will be hosted in Northumberland.

The e-PPR project is co-funded by the European Commission within the framework of the ‘Erasmus +’ programme.
For more information about the e-PPR project visit www.e-ppr.eu