Partners meet in Vlissingen
On 23 January the MIRG partners met at the Beach Guard Station in Vlissingen, The Netherlands. Since the last meeting much progress has been made. The working group recruitment finished…
Watch the Guardex exercise
On 2 October 2012 the Guardex exercise was held on the North Sea. Want to learn more? Watch the video here.
Lessons Leart from Costa Concordia
13 January 2012 the cruise ship Costa Concordia ran aground off Italy's west coast with 4000 on board. A mass evacuation was organised, a complex and demanding procedure. The experience…
October 2, the GUARDEX 2012 exercise was held. This execise was developed to simulate dealing with a marine emergency occurring in the London Array area. The exercise was multi-agency and…
First Newsletter Issued
eMIRG is the title of the project newsletter. The first issue has been released. Articles cover the background of the project, the results so far and experience with MIRGs in…
English partner demonstrates equipment
In June the Dutch, Belgian and French MIRG-EU partners visited their colleagues in Kent, England to see the equipment the Kent Fire and Rescue Service uses. The working group Equipment…
8 and 9 March 2016
Table Top Exercise France
25 May 2016
Command Post Exercise
11 and 12 October 2016
Full Scale Exercise
23 November 2016
The Interreg IVA MIRG-EU project brought together fire fighter teams from Kent (UK), Pas de Calais (FR), Ghent, Antwerp and Beveren (BE) and Zeeland (NL). All partners set up their MIRG, developed standard operational procedures and acquired compatible equipment.
By doing a large scale exercise, the teams have demonstrated they are ready to operate at sea, to contain on-board incidents, that they can assist one another and take over operations when necessary.
In MIRG-EU the teams will take the next step: working according to the European Civil Protection mechanism.