In the last week of January 2022, ASSISTANCE first pilot demonstration has been performed in Izmir, Turkey. The event has been organised and hosted by Acil Ambulans Hekimleri Dernegi (AAHD) in the Izmir Fire and Natural Disaster Training Centre (IYDEM) and attended by many partners (not all, due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation at the time).
The event was performed succesfully owing to an excellent organisation by the host and engagement of the participating partners.
The demonstration session has encompassed five days, starting with technical and organisational preparations and a dry run. The pilot excercise has been performed on 28th January and it has been preceeded with the VR training sessions for end-users using the different VR training platforms on the 27th January.
The action of the demonstration was based on an earthquake scenario, that begins after an earthquake with magnitude of 6,2 on the Richter scale with a duration of 45 seconds: The earthquake, which was felt more intensely by the people living on the sea coastline, caused some buildings to collapse, cracks in some other buildings and many windows broken. The 112 emergency call center received information that a fire broke out in a warehouse at the harbor and that some buildings near the port collapsed completely .
The ASSISTANCE use cases/capabilities envisaged for the scenario have been deployed and tested during the Pilot 1 demonstration with a positive outcome.