Easier crisis management training, through computer, tablet or smartphone
The project CriseIT aimed to develop tools, methods, and educational material enabling this. The envisioned new forms of training support are meant to supplement traditional exercises by adding virtual tools that make it possible to practice crisis management “anywhere and anytime” via computers, tablets, and smartphones. This will provide the conditions needed to practice more often, with more persons involved, and in shorter sessions.
Primarily, the project deliverables are directed to civil servants and politicians having responsibility for crisis management and preparedness in an area. It should also be possible to include other groups – professionals and public – in some of the exercises. The results of the project will support joint (both synchronous and asynchronous) exercises across organisational and national borders, but also individuals’ training of their own roles will be supported.
CriseIT was a collaboration between Karlstad University's Centre for Climate and Safety, CCS and the discipline Information Systems at Karlstad University; together with external partners: Hedmark University of Applied Sciences, Hedmark County Council, the County Administrative Board of Värmland; the companies Crisis Training AS, Information Design AB, and Redpill Linpro AB; the municipalities Arvika, Filipstad, Hamar, and Våler; the Karlstad Region Fire and Recue Services, the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE), the Society of Voluntary Search and Rescue Organizations (FORF), the Norwegian Civil Defence – Sivilforsvaret, and the Swedish Civil Defence Leauge – Civilförsvarsförbundet