March 22Marie - as patron - participated in a joint terrorism exercise in North Zealand of the Danish Emergency Management Agency (DEMA)United terror exercise with royal visit
A number of authorities today held a comprehensive, joint terrorism exercise in Hiller?d where HRH Princess Marie, who has undergone an emergency training and associated Emergency Management Agency, also attended.
Terror exercise was a so-called CBRNE exercise. CBRNE covers chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive material. The focal point of today's exercise was chemicals and explosives. Focus on coordination across
The aim of the exercise was to enhance the ability to coordinate and handle a major terrorist incident, and to strengthen cooperation between state and local authorities. In today's exercise attended besides Emergency Management Agency Joint Services Defence Command, Home Guard, PET, National Police, North Zealand Police, Health, the Department for Patient Safety, Capital Region and Region Zealand, Frederiksborg Fire & Rescue, Center for Emergency Communication and FrederiksborgCentret.
- "And there was plenty to do"
, said section chief of the Emergency Management Agency Martin Vendelbo.
- "As always with exercises of this nature we train our own efforts but especially coordination and cooperation across between authorities and actors. Such an exercise is pushing us really, and it is always instructive"
, says Martin Vendelbo. Royal guest
Princess Marie got insight into the exercise, the official equipment and special skills, and in the interdisciplinary team work and roles between the represented authorities.
- "To follow-terror exercise today at close quarters has given me insight into exactly how the local and state authorities cooperate if the unthinkable were to happen. I hope that everyone involved in the exercise has been a constructive dividend out of it, which can be beneficial for all of us"
, said HRH Princess Marie.
- "The Princess through her association with the Emergency Management Agency has shown a strong commitment to the work of authorities. The exercise today has given her a thorough understanding of the operational capabilities. We appreciate Her Royal Highness' commitment and interest in exercise activities"
, adds Martin Vendelbo. Evaluation and adjustments
After the exercise is completed, procedures and guidelines need to be adjusted as required.
- "After all the exercises we evaluate carefully to ensure that we have taken the greatest possible number of learning points and so on. There are always things to adjust, so we are fully aware, if one day is not an exercise"
, says Martin Vendelbo.
The Emergency Management Agency and other authorities conduct and evaluate the exercises to strengthen community preparedness. At today's exercise were nearly 100 people in action.