Joint Reaction - 15

 “Joint Reaction-15” is a distributed computer assisted Regional Emergency Management Assistance (REMA) exercise conducted at the Albania Armed Forces Simulation Center, Albanian national and prefect level Civil

Emergency Operations Centers and at the simulation training centers of participating regional partner nations.
The exercise concept calls for a major earthquake in central Albania (stricken area) that demands a comprehensive regional response and allows regional partners to execute in near real-time the essential decisions/actions required during the response phase of the emergency management cycle.
Exercise participants will plan and execute emergency response decisions and actions in a near-real time using distributed constructive simulation. NATO Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Center (EADRCC) procedures will be used to manage the Request for Assistance (RFA) process and other coordination actions.

Participating Countries/Organizations
Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania (Observer), Slovenia (Observer), USA, NATO Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Center (EADRCC) and Albanian Red Cross.

The exercise will be conducted on 13-24 July 2015.

Exercise Objectives:

1.Enhance abilities among member nations of the US-Adriatic Charter (A5) and regional partners to deploy/employ disaster relief assets to a stricken region in a timely and efficient manner.
2.Foster a whole of region/comprehensive response by strengthening relationships among regional, national and local government officials and as well as GOs, NGOs and other organizations.
3.Refine and improve existing emergency response compacts and agreements among partner nations in order to identify and resolve obstacles/gaps that inhibit the collective capacity to quickly respond to shared threat and hazards.
4.Enhance civil emergency preparedness/response information sharing among regional partner and organizations during all phases of the emergency management cycle.
5.Exercise and improve the Albanian National Civil Emergency Plan.

Link to “Joint Reaction 15” official webpage

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