Cascade 2019 – Civil Protection European Exercise

CASCADE’19 is a European civil protection exercise to be held in Portugal between 28 May and 1 June 2019, organized by the Portuguese national Authority for Civil Protection, in collaboration with the Directorate-General of the Maritime Authority, and is financed by the European Commission under the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. In the exercise participate teams from Spain, France, Belgium, Germany and Croatia, mobilizing more than 600 operatives. It aims to test and train the response to multiple emergency situations that may occur in cascade (earthquake, floods, chemical accident, dam rupture and marine pollution) in national territory. It is a LIVEX (Live Exercise) with several scenarios, in the districts of Lisbon, Aveiro, Évora and Setúbal.