EU FloodEx 2009 UK Evaluation Report Released
Many people across Herefordshire and Worcestershire have first-hand experience of the risks, disruption and economic cost that can be caused by flooding.
Today (25th March 2010) sees the release of the EU FloodEx 2009 UK Evaluation Report written by CFO Paul Hayden and funded by the EU. The exercise involved firefighters from across the UK (including Herefordshire and Worcestershire) deploying to the Netherlands with colleagues from Europe in the largest flood rescue exercise of its type.
FloodEx allowed a range of systems, equipment and protocols to be rigorously tested in a controlled but ‘true to life’ environment.
A further EU exercise called ‘Watermark’ is planned for 2011.