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.