In 2017 and 2018 the European Commiss finances five exercises for civil protection. In the scenario a heavy earthquake with floodings and mudslides occuried in the country of Modulistan. In this setting differnt so called modules can be trained: three types of search and rescue units, three types of medical units, assistance and support Teams and coordination teams of the EU.
After this module exersices (ModEX) the participants within thier modules have more routine and new skills to assist coping natural desasters in and outside the European Union.
This exercises are developed, planed and implemented by an international consortium and financed by the commission of the European Union.
In practice these modules can be trained during the exercises:
Medium and Heavy Urban Search and Rescue (USAR)
- USAR in chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) conditions
- Advanced Medical Post with or without Surgery (AMP/S)
- Field Hospital (FHOS)
- Technical Assistance Support Team (TAST)
- Experts of a Union Civil Protection Team (UCPT)
In ModEX additional the USAR modules have the opportunity of re-classification for standards of the International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG).