Organization – Cascade 2019


CASCADE’19 is a European civil protection exercise to be held in Portugal between 29 May and 1 June 2019, organized by the Portuguese National Authority for Civil Protection in collaboration with the Directorate-General of the Maritime Authority, financed by the European Commission under the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.

In the exercise participate teams from Spain, France, Belgium, Germany and Croatia, globally mobilizing more than 600 operatives. It aims to test and train the response to multiple emergency situations that may occur in cascade (earthquake, floods, chemical accidents, dam ruptures and marine pollution, among others) in Portuguese territory. It’s a LIVEX (Live Exercise) with over 50 different scenarios, in the districts of Lisbon, Aveiro, Évora and Setúbal.