Enhancing Fire Safety – SAFED C3 ‘Cooperation and Exploitation Workshop’

December 9, 2020
Christos Dimopoulos

The Cyprus Fire Service, in cooperation with CERIDES, organised and implemented the C3 Training Workshop (Train the Trainers Cooperation and Exploitation Workshop) during the 19th and the 20th of November 2020, as part of the Erasmus+ Project SAFED (Safety, Fire & Design: Simulation for Fire Safety Training). Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, the activities of the training event took place fully online using the ZOOM platform.

As the SAFED project is coming towards its completion, the main aim of this event was to discuss and decide on a cooperation plan for the sustainability and further exploitation of the project outcomes. During the first day of the event the Cyprus Fire Service provided a comprehensive description of its history and its current capabilities and activities, with a special focus on its educational and training activities. This information allowed firefighters from Diputacion Provincial De Zaragoza, Spain, and volunteers from the Society of Volunteers of Civil Protection in Penteli, Greece to appreciate the operational capacity of the Cyprus Fire Service and engage in a structured discussion regarding the adoption of state-of-the-art fire training practices. During the second day of the event’s implementation, Mr. Javier Boira, the manager of the SAFED project from the Coordinator organisation Centro Público Integrado De Formación Profesional Corona De Aragón, Spain, introduced the main aspects of consideration regarding the long-term sustainability and the future exploitation of the SAFED products. The partners discussed these considerations and agreed on a preliminary sustainability and exploitation plan, which will be finalised and ratified during the subsequent project meetings. Finally, Ms Ilona – Lasica, CERIDES Research Associate, presented the operation of the SAFED e-learning platform to the participants.

The event was introduced by the Director of the Cyprus Fire Service, Mr. Polys Hadjivasileiou. The event was hosted and coordinated by the co-Director of CERIDES, and researcher of the SAFED project, Dr. Christos Dimopoulos.

More information about SAFED can be found in the project’s website: