The overall objective of the European Civil Protection Modules Exercises (EU Modex) is to test and train modules and EU Civil Protection experts made available by Participating States, in order to prepare them for international operations in the framework of the European Civil Protection Mechanism.
In case of large-scale disasters abroad, Belgium can send assistance to the stricken areas. B-FAST teams consist of experts from Public Health, Defence, fire departments, the Civil Protection, …
Assistance teams with dogs
The relief teams with dogs are specialized in searching missing persons. To do this, they work closely together with Justice and the police. Each team consists of a dog handler and his/her dog.
High capacity pumping
The available means of the Belgian civil protection services allow B-FAST to intervene also in case of extensive flood disasters abroad.
USAR teams (Urban Search And Rescue) are responsible for tracing, localizing, relieving and evacuating survivors under the rubble. They are primarily deployed after earthquakes, explosions and other disasters inside and outside of Belgium.