From 3rd to 5th December 2019, the Kick-off meeting of the European project Inclusive Emergency took place in Alcala de Guadaira, Spain. Disability experts and firefighters from four countries - Denmark, Spain, Finland and Slovenia - participated in the meeting.

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The project aims to develop the first open and multilingual e-learning platform for firefighters on emergency planning and response when involving individuals with disabilities. The e-learning platform will be accessible from computers, tablets and smartphones and it will include the following modules:

  • Module 1: Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Module 2: Visual and Hearing impairment.
  • Module 3: Physical impairment.
  • Module 4: Mental impairment.

Once the first development of the e-learning platform is completed, the project partners will test it with firefighters from four countries to assess how effective it is in delivering the target learning outcomes. Based on the testing results, the project partners will implement the necessary improvements before the final publication of the e-learning platform, in May 2022, in five languages - English, Danish, Spanish, Finnish and Slovenian - under a Creative Commons license. Thus allowing anyone to freely use it, modify it and build upon. Duration of the project is 30 months – from December 2019 to May 2022.

Erasmus+ Programme has co-funded this project with eight partners

The project Inclusive Emergency is an initiative of Frederiksborg Fire and Rescue Service (Denmark) in collaboration with: Southwest Emergency Services (Finland), Fire and Rescue service Kranj (Slovenia), Alcala de Guadaira Fire and Rescue Service (Spain), Marcelino Champagnat Foundation (Spain), The Slovenian Fire Protection Association (Slovenia), Turku University of Applied Sciences (Finland), and Autism Denmark (Denmark). The Inclusive Emergency project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

In the Kick-off meeting the delegates from the eight partner organisations established the guidelines for the development of the e-learning platform, reviewed the programme of work for the next thirty months of the project and distributed the tasks according to each partner expertise. They also had the opportunity to visit the local fire station and learn more about Alcala de Guadaira Fire and Rescue Service.

The Inclusive Emergency project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. The content of this press release is the sole responsibility of the project partners.