Preparedness and First Aid to Cultural Heritage in the STORM Summer School

Protecting Cultural Heritage form disasters needs different actions, one of the more important of which is to make aware stakeholders about what to do, during emergencies, to limit damages.

The Istituto Superiore Antincendi has hosted the STORM Summer School
The Istituto Superiore Antincendi (National Fire Academy of the Italian Firefighters) that hosted the STORM Summer School is the National School of Training of the Italian Fire Officers. It is located in Rome.Image: Fireriskheritage

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UAVs and protection of Cultural Heritage sites during emergency situations

During the 2016 Central Italy earthquake, drones have been extensively used by the Italian National Fire Service (CNVVF) to protect Cultural Heritage buildings. In particular, their use allowed firefighters to acquire important data about the conditions of the building without exposing themselves to risk of sudden structural collapse due to earthquakes. The image shows a typical night scenario of the earthquake. (image credits: CNVVF)

Being aware of the situation is one of the most important goals that emergency services need when they design the systems and the procedures to be used during or in the aftermath of a disaster. Situation awareness has many different aspects and needs a flow of information (possibly) in real time from a wide variety of data sources. Such data feed the systems that let emergency managers to assess the situation and take their decisions.

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