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Evacuation of a complex underground facility

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Safety and security of underground facilities are to be seen in a new context since we are able to go deeper and deeper with facilities for passenger transportation and services related to convenience goods. In the frame of ERRA task A5 - 'Safety and Security of underground hubs', and together will the annual main training event of the public volunteer first responders of the region Flums, Switzerland, an evacuation exercise was organized in the facilities of Hagerbach Test Gallery. Involved parties included the Rescue Service Center of Sankt Galien, both Heads of the regional Fire and Police Departments as well as two groups of visitors and the ERRA A5 partners. For the iNTeg-Risk partners, the main objective of the exercise was to prove and evaluate the Emerging Risk Issues which have been defined in the first phase of ERRA A5. In general, the evacuation exercise happens in two separate settings. The first one is the external, where persons are alerted, communicate and try to understand and react on a specific situation of emergency which happens in the second, the internal setting - the location of the complex facility. During the exercise, some activities or involved persons may change from the external to the internal setting or location. Consequently, they have access to other information and face problems different to the ones they had before. As a conclusion, all Emerging Risk Issues were proven through the evacuation exercise. In addition; criteria for the development of Key Performance Indicators have been identified as a result of the work done in ERRA A5 and the evacuation exercise. ERRA A5 partners include VSH Hagerbach Test Gallery (Switzerland, Task leader), SP (Sweden}, STUVA (Germany) and INERIS (France).
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ineris-00970828 , version 1 (02-04-2014)

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Maximilian Wietek, Jonatan Hugosson, Franck Leismann, Fabien Fouillen. Evacuation of a complex underground facility. 3. iNTeg-Risk Conference & 20. SRA-Europe Meeting, Jun 2011, Stuttgart, Germany. ⟨ineris-00970828⟩

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