Friday, 23 March 2018

Transnational study of the training needs of teachers and students on prevention and response to the emergencies most likely to occur in EU schools

The partners of the e-PPR project have carried out a transnational study to identify teachers and students’ needs regarding training on response to the emergencies most likely to occur in schools. In total, 677 school teachers from six EU countries (Denmark, Estonia, Romania, United Kingdom, Spain and Lithuania) have participated in this study.

Results showed that 22.36% of the teachers and 33.37% of the students have not been trained at all. For 41.46% of the teachers and 47.19% of the students who were trained, the training was “not enough” because it was mostly limited to evacuation in case of fire (87.75% teachers, 94.18% students) and it was too short (less than 3 hours for 62.53% of the teachers, and less than 1 hour for 58.43% of the students). The topics on which more training is required are: first aid, fire, terrorist threat, earthquake and toxic cloud.

The specific questions asked to the teachers and their answers were:
  • Have you been trained on prevention and response to the emergencies most likely to occur in your school (e.g. fire, terrorist threat, flooding, toxic cloud, serious injury, etc.)?: Yes (77.64%), No (22.36%).
  • If so, please tick in the list below what you have been trained on: evacuation in case of fire (87.75%), first aid (84.58%), terrorist threat (21.28%), flooding (6.15%), earthquake (8.03%), toxic cloud (13.78%).
  • How long was the training?: less than one hour (14.35%), between one and three hours (48.18%), more than three hours (37.47%).
  • How would you rate the training?: excellent (7.43%), good (31.08%), enough (20.03%), not enough (41.46%).
  • Have your school’s students been trained on prevention and response to the emergencies most likely to occur in your school (e.g. fire, terrorist threat, flooding, toxic cloud, serious injury, etc.)?: Yes (66.63%), No (33.37%).
  • If so, please tick in the list below what they have been trained on: evacuation in case of fire  (94.18%), first aid (22.23%), terrorist threat (6.2%), flooding (3.6%), earthquake (8.98%), toxic cloud (9.58%).
  • How long was the training of the students?: less than one hour (58.43%), between one and three hours (41.57%), more than three hours (0.00%).
  • How would you rate the training of the students?: excellent (6.4%), good (29.58%), enough (16.83%), not enough (47.19%).

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

The e-PPR project reached the end of its journey with results impacting all Europe

Video summary of the project:

The execution of the e-PPR project has reached its end. For two years, since September 2014, the partners have been working on the development of four e-learning modules: one for primary school children, one for secondary school students, one for adults and one for professional disaster responders. 

Each e-learning module was tailored to the specific needs of its target group and covered the prevention, preparedness and response to four types of natural disasters: floods, storms, heat waves and wildfires.

The e-learning modules are available in six European languages (Danish, English, Estonian, Lithuanian, Romanian and Spanish) on the e-PPR e-learning platform which can be accessed for free at http://www.e-ppr.eu/p/e-learning-platform.html

Every user, teacher, trainer or education provider using the e-learning modules will be a positive step towards the education and training of the European population and the professional disaster responders on the prevention, preparedness and response to natural disasters. This will help mitigate the devastating consequences natural disasters can have on populations and communities.

The e-PPR project was led by Frederiksborg Fire & Rescue Service from Denmark in collaboration with National College “Vasile Goldis” (Romania), Lohusuu School (Estonia), Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (United Kingdom), Vilnius County Fire and Rescue Board (Lithuania) and the City Council of Alcalá de Guadaíra (Spain). The project was co-funded by the European Commission within the framework of the Erasmus + Programme.

Monday, 16 May 2016

Frederiksborg Fire & Rescue Service (Denmark) hosted the final meeting of the e-PPR project


From 9th to 13th May, the six organisations of the e-PPR project (e-Learning for the Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural Disasters) met in Frederikssund and Hillerød (Denmark) as part of the fourth transnational meeting hosted by the coordinator of the project: Frederiksborg Fire & Rescue Service.

The aim of the e-PPR project is to address the need for education and training on natural disasters. In order to achieve this, the six project partners have developed four e-learning modules: one for primary school children, one for secondary school students, one for adults and one for fire and rescue services. Each e-learning module covers the prevention, preparedness and response to four types of natural disasters: floods, storms, heat waves and wildfires and they have been uploaded on the e-learning platform of the project.

Since the last meeting in Lithuania, project partners tested the e-learning platform with real users (primary school children and secondary school students, adults and professionals). The meeting in Denmark has been a key part of the project as the partners presented the results from the testing.  This served as the basis to establish the necessary improvements to the e-learning platform and its four modules.

The next step will be to implement the improvements before making the e-learning platform freely available online for anyone who wishes to use it as Open Educational Resource.

In addition to the work related to the project, throughout the meeting, the delegates also had the opportunity to visit the town Hillerød and the fire stations of Hillerød and Frederikssund.

This cross-sectoral and cross-border partnership is an initiative of Frederiksborg Fire & Rescue Service from Denmark (formerly known as Frederikssund-Halsnæs Fire & Rescue Service) in collaboration with National College “Vasile Goldis” (Romania), Lohusuu School (Estonia), Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (United Kingdom), Vilnius County Fire and Rescue Board (Lithuania) and the City Council of Alcalá de Guadaíra (Spain). The e-PPR project is co-funded by the European Commission within the framework of the Erasmus + Programme.

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Frederiksborg Fire & Rescue Service (Denmark) hosts the final meeting of the e-PPR project

Next 9th May, the fourth and final transnational meeting of the e-PPR project (e-Learning for the Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural Disasters) will take place in Frederikssund and Hillerød - Denmark. The Coordinating organisation of the project (Frederiksborg Fire & Rescue Service) will be joined by Fire and Rescue services and schools from five other countries.

The aim of the e-PPR project is to address the need for education and training on natural disasters. In order to achieve this, the six project partners have developed and tested an e-learning platform on the prevention, preparedness and response to natural disasters. The platform includes four e-learning modules: one for primary school children, one for secondary school students, one for adults and one for fire and rescue services. Each e-learning module is tailored to the specific needs of its target group and covers the prevention, preparedness and response to four types of natural disasters: floods, storms, heat waves and wildfires.

The meeting in Frederikssund and Hillerød will be a key part of the project as the partners will present the results from the testing of the e-learning platform.

This cross-sectoral and cross-border partnership is an initiative of Frederiksborg Fire & Rescue Service from Denmark (formerly known as Frederikssund-Halsnæs Fire & Rescue Service) in collaboration with National College “Vasile Goldis” (Romania), Lohusuu School (Estonia), Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (United Kingdom), Vilnius County Fire and Rescue Board (Lithuania) and the City Council of Alcalá de Guadaíra (Spain). The e-PPR project is co-funded by the European Commission within the framework of the Erasmus + Programme.

Monday, 15 February 2016

Vilnius County Fire and Rescue Board (Lithuania) welcomed the participants of the third meeting of the e-PPR project

From 8th to 12th February, the six organisations of the e-PPR project (e-Learning for the Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural Disasters) met in Vilnius (Lithuania) for their third transnational meeting.

The aim of the e-PPR project is to address the need for education and training on natural disasters. In order to achieve this, the six project partners are developing four e-learning modules: one for primary school children, one for secondary school students, one for adults and one for fire and rescue services. Each e-learning module covers the prevention, preparedness and response to four types of natural disasters: floods, storms, heat waves and wildfires.

The meeting in Vilnius has been a key part of the project as the partners presented the results of the adaptation of the educational content to the needs of each target group.

During the meeting, the partner from Romania, National College “Vasile Goldis”, also presented the e-learning platform which will host the four e-learning modules.

On the last day, the partners evaluated the work done so far and established the guidelines for the next phase of the project: the testing of the e-learning platform with real users (primary school children and secondary school students, adults and professionals). The results of the testing will be presented during the next meeting in May 2016.

The delegates also have the opportunity to visit the historical centre of Vilnius, the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania and Trakai. 

This cross-sectoral and cross-border partnership is an initiative of Frederikssund-Halsnæs Fire & Rescue Service (Denmark) in collaboration with National College “Vasile Goldis” (Romania), Lohusuu School (Estonia), Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (United Kingdom), Vilnius County Fire and Rescue Board (Lithuania) and the City Council of Alcalá de Guadaíra (Spain). The e-PPR project is co-funded by the European Commission within the framework of the Erasmus + Programme.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Vilnius County Fire and Rescue Board (Lithuania) hosts the third meeting of the e-PPR project

Next 8th February, the third transnational meeting of the e-PPR project (e-Learning for the Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural Disasters) will take place in Vilnius - Lithuania. The Vilnius County Fire and Rescue Board will be joined by Fire and Rescue organisations and schools from five other countries.

The aim of the e-PPR project is to address the need for education and training on natural disasters. In order to achieve this, the six project partners are working on developing an e-learning platform on the prevention, preparedness and response to natural disasters. The platform will include four e-learning modules: one for primary school children, one for secondary school students, one for adults and one for fire and rescue services. Each e-learning module will be tailored to the specific needs of its target group and will cover the prevention, preparedness and response to four types of natural disasters: floods, storms, heat waves and wildfires.

The meeting in Vilnius will be a key part of the project as the partners will present the results of the adaptation of the educational content to the needs of each target group.

This cross-sectoral and cross-border partnership is an initiative of Frederikssund-Halsnæs Fire & Rescue Service (Denmark) in collaboration with National College “Vasile Goldis” (Romania), Lohusuu School (Estonia), Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (United Kingdom), Vilnius County Fire and Rescue Board (Lithuania) and the City Council of Alcalá de Guadaíra (Spain). The e-PPR project is co-funded by the European Commission within the framework of the Erasmus + Programme.

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (United Kingdom) hosted the second meeting of the e-PPR project



From 29th June to 3rd July, the six organisations of the e-PPR project (e-Learning for the Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural Disasters) met in Northumberland (United Kingdom) for their second transnational meeting.

The aim of the e-PPR project is to address the need for education and training on natural disasters. In order to achieve this, the six project partners are developing four e-learning modules: one for primary school children, one for secondary school students, one for adults and one for fire and rescue services. Each e-learning module will be tailored to the specific needs of its target group and will cover the prevention, preparedness and response to four types of natural disasters: floods, storms, heat waves and wildfires.

The meeting in Northumberland has been a key part of the project as the fire and rescue services from Denmark, United Kingdom, Spain and Lithuania presented the educational content for the e-learning modules they have developed during the last few months. Following these presentations, the partners from the education sector from Estonia and Romania presented their proposals for the adaptation of the educational content to primary school children and secondary school students.

During the meeting, the partner from Romania, National College “Vasile Goldis”, also presented the current development of the e-learning platform which will host the four e-learning modules.

On the last day, the partners evaluated the work done so far and planned the activities to be carried out in the upcoming months until the next meeting at the beginning of 2016 in Lithuania.

The delegates also have the opportunity to visit some of the most popular places in Northumberland such as: the Alnwick Castle, Northumberlandia, and the coast and castles road through the villages of Alnmouth and Warkworth.

This cross-sectoral and cross-border partnership is an initiative of Frederikssund-Halsnæs Fire & Rescue Service (Denmark) in collaboration with National College “Vasile Goldis” (Romania), Lohusuu School (Estonia), Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (United Kingdom), Vilnius County Fire and Rescue Board (Lithuania) and the City Council of Alcalá de Guadaíra (Spain). The e-PPR project is co-funded by the European Commission within the framework of the Erasmus + Programme.