We are very excited to offer a field trip for our conference participants on Friday, May 27th. You can sign up for the field trip at the time of registering for the conference. As the number of participants is limited, we recommend early registration to guarantee your spot.
Date: Friday the 27th of May 2016
Time: 8:15 am – 5:00 pm
Transportation: Departure by bus from Aix-en-Provence city center at 9:00 am – Return to Marseille Provence Airport, Aix-en-Provence TGV Railway Station and Aix city center is planned around 6:00 pm.
> More information HERE.
Cost: 60 € / person (including lunch in a restaurant in Marseille and transportation).
Stop 1: The one-year old Velaux fire
On July 28, 2015 at 4:55 am, a wildfire started near Aix-en-Provence (between the villages of Velaux and Ventabren), on the side of a secondary road. A quick firefighter’s response, reinforced by the intervention of six aircrafts and one helicopter, helped to contain the fire and only twenty-seven hectares were burned.
Stop 2: Visit of the Bouches-du-Rhône Fire Academy (ESDP) of the « Service Départemental d’Incendie et de Secours des Bouches-du-Rhône » (SDIS13), in Velaux (near Aix-en-Provence)
The Bouches-du-Rhône Fire Academy represents a teaching tool which is adapted to different levels of firefighting activities through actual, numerous and varied firefighting scenarios, safely performed, especially using different technical platforms for a better efficiency and safety.
Stop 3: Visit of the brand new Euro-Mediterranean Center of Risks Simulation in Valabre (CESIR)
CESIR is a training center for the firefighters regarding all types of risks with a 800 m2 technical platform used for risk simulations. Initially focused on forest fire risk, it now covers all types of risks, including terrestrial and maritime ones. The site is a laboratory for operationnal procedures, a training tool, a capabilities booster, a communication tool, a sharing center between European and world wide partners and a validation tool for crisis management systems.
Stop 4: Cultural stop (afternoon): Visit of the Museum of Civilizations for Europe and the Mediterranean (MuCEM)
A museum for the Mediterranean