In June 24-28, 2019 the IRTcentre organized a course “Protection against chemical weapons” for instructors jointly with the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. 13 trainees became OPCW instructors. They were from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Ukraine, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Bulgaria, Georgia and Lebanon. The trainees had opportunity to exchange international experience and feel themselves trainers even during the course.
In September 17-21, 2018 eight fire-man rescuers from the School and Training Center of the Czech Republic Fire Rescue Service took part in seminar “International rescuers training centre: educational and content aspects” at the iRT centre. In addition, the issues of rendering first aid, using virtual reality programs, extracting victims from the wreckage were considered. Also a memorandum on mutual cooperation between two educational establishments was signed during the event.
In March, 2019 the IRTcentre’s management took part in the conference “Sustainable Development X: Democracy, Economic Development and Security - the European Union as a link”. The European colleagues shared experience about the methods of designing new sites at the training ground of emergency training centre in Czech Republic, the system of functioning and training of the fire service personnel of the Temelin power station, organization of ensuring the safety of nuclear power plants.
25-29.07.2018: Volunteers and employees of the Red Cross and Red Crescent from Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Russia and Belarus took part in the 7th International School of the Belarusian Red Cross on emergency response.The school was held in partnership with the Ministry for Emergency Situations and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus from July 25 to 29, 2018. The main problematic issue of the school was “Migration”. The problem of migration today is already global. It affects not only government agencies and systems, but also the civil society. The task of the joint exercises was to check how different agencies can manage to cope with one problem. And it was successful.
In October 12, 2018 the IRT center demonstrated tactical and special exercises on elimination of the consequences of radiation emergency situations. Among the observers were representatives of the republican government bodies, as well as the participants of the EPREV mission - experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
In 14-17 August, 2018 Belarus USAR group went through re-certification according to recommendations of the International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG).