ASSISTANCE – Adapted situation awareness tools and tailored Training scenarios for Increasing capabilities and enhancing the protection of first responders.



ASSISTANCE proposes a holistic solution that will adapt a well-tested Situational Awareness (SA) application as a core of a wider SA platform, capable of offering different configuration modes for providing the tailored information outcome needed by each FR organization, while they work together mitigating the disaster (e.g. real-time video and resources location for firefighters, evacuation routes status for emergency health services and so on).

With this solution, ASSISTANCE will enhance the FRs SA during their mitigation activities through the integration of new paradigms, tools and technologies (e.g. drones/robots equipped with different sensors, robust communications capabilities, etc.) with the main objective of increasing both their protection and their efficiency.

On the other hand, ASSISTANCE also proposes to improve the FRs skills and capabilities through the establishment of a European advanced training network for FRs that will provide tailored training based on new learning approaches (e.g. virtual, mixed and/or augmented reality) adapted to each type of FRs organizations needs and the possibility of sharing virtual training environments, exchanging experiences and actuation procedures.

COORDINATOR: Universitat Politécnica de Valencia (UPV) – Spain


  1. Universitat Politécnica de Valencia (UPVLC) ES
  3. Thales R&T (THALES) FR
  4. Valencian Agency for Security and Emergency Response (AVSRE) ES
  5. Przemyslowy Instytut Automatyki i Pomiarow PIAP (PIAP) PL
  6. Centro Avanzado de Tecnologías Aeroespaciales (CATEC) ES
  7. Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek (TNO) NT
  8. RISE- Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE) SWE
  9. The Instituut Fysieke Veiligheid (IFV) NT
  10. Universidad de Cantabria (UC) ES
  11. Gezamenlijke Brandweer, Rotterdam Rijnmond Industrial/Harbor Area (GB) NT
  12. Acil Ambulans Hekimleri Derneği (AAHD) TR
  13. Ministerio del Interior – Policia Nacional (MIR-PN) ES
  14. Viasat Antenna System (VAS) CH
  15. e-LEX Studio Legale (e-LEX) IT
  16. Södertörns Branförsvarsförbund Fire Brigade (SBFF) SWE
  17. Ochotnicza Straż Pożarna w Ożarowie Mazowieckim (OSPOM) PL
  18. Centrum Naukowo-Badawcze Ochrony Przeciwpożarowej (CNBOP) PL
  19. The National University Corporation Shinshu University (NUCSU) IT

KEY WORDS: Crisis management, Protection of order and rescue forces; Advanced training; Situation Awareness.