Multi-Agency Rescue Scenario is a unique exercise, conference and interactive event taking place at Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service's training headquarters, Belfast on June8-9, 2011,incorporating the high level conference, 'Meeting the Ultimate Crisis Challenge: Creating a Common Operating Picture'.
The Multi-Agency Rescue Scenario (MARS) is an exclusive concept developed by FIRE magazine, in partnership with Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service and command and control exercise specialists VectorCommand. MARS will feature a simulated major catastrophic incident involving a cross-border chemical incident and a multi-agency response. The interactive strategic-level event will be the first of its kind - anywhere in the world - in testing standard operating procedures.
Running alongside MARS will be the strategic conference - 'Meeting the Ultimate Crisis Challenge: Creating a Common Operating Picture' - a premier event for senior emergency managers, commanders and policy makers, featuring a distinguished panel of speakers (visit www.fire-magazine.com for updates).
The conference will be integral to the simulation exercise with speakers and facilitators using live footage of Silver and Gold Command decision-making to raise points of discussion and encourage debate.
The combined event is the first of its kind anywhere in the world - a high-level strategic conference interacting with a simulation of a major catastrophe. Delegates will have a unique opportunity to listen to experts in incident command and emergency management, whilst observing a disaster scenario unfold.
Posted: 14.29pm, 24.02.11