The scenario of the DRIVER+ Trial 1 includes a massive cross-border release of liquid toxic substances as a result of maintenance failure in a reservoir collecting chemical wastes. Two crises management centres on both sides of the border and the on-site operation commanding centre based in the field have to exchange information and coordinate their activities in the response phase of the crisis.

The scenario of Trial 2 simulates the response to a large forest fire in a typical Mediterranean environment (South-East of France, Bouches-du-Rhône department, Alpilles area). The severit of the fire requires cross-border coordination and information exchange across organisational and state borders as well as along the command chain.

The central area of Austria has been struck by a heavy earthquake and subsequent heavy rains! The local region of Eisenerz (in Styria, Austria) is one of the most affected with missing persons, casualties, collapsed buildings, blocked roads, and endangered industries working with hazardous substances. Trial scenario simulates the large-scale response to the crisis involving the national emergency response organizations, international assistants and a large amount of spontaneous volunteers.

This trial simulates the early warning , response , information exchange and decision making in the context of flooding in the area of The Hague, Netherlands. It features several sub-scenarios, related to:

  1. Threat Phase - early warning and setting up of the crisis management organisation (2-5 days before disaster)
  2. Impact Phase - the lock of Scheveningen collapses, the dikes near Wateringse Veld and Leidscheveen are threatened. Many citizens need to be rescued.
  3. Cascading effects - flood results in water pollution power outages and telecommunications failures.