European Cave Rescue Meeting 2021 – First Circular

European Cave Rescue Meeting 2021, 11-14 November, Cantabria, Spain

ECRM 2021 1st Circular

Introduction

After the cancellation of the 2020 meeting due to Corona, we are again optimistic about the autumn.

Our organisation lives very much from personal togetherness. That is why the ECRA Board, the ECRA Commissions and the local organising committee are already working on workshops on technical issues, a round table on international collaboration and a diving exercise.

Soon more information will be available. Please keep an eye on this homepage for last minute changes. Or send us an email on info@caverescue.eu in case of any question.

Please note the date for ECRA meeting in your diary!

The Corona situation expected in autumn will be decisive for the actual implementation.

We are looking forward to meet you in Cantabria,
the Organizing Committee

Program

Technical workshop

For this year Technical commission will organise a cave rescue exercise implementing a new philosophy to evacuate stretchers without rig cave. Exercise can participate max. 2 rescuers per country. All others can watch exercise therefor exercise will be performed in canyon.

Giuseppe CONTI, Chairperson of the Technical Commission
e-mail: technical-commission@caverescue.eu

Medical Workshop

Developing functional international collaboration

Gathering experiences: 2010-2021

Special topics depending on contributions

Please send me a short note if you would like to contribute.

Lana DONLAGIC, Chairperson of the Medical Commission,
Katrin HABEGGER, Vice Chairperson
e-mail: medical-commission@caverescue.eu

Cave diving exercise

Two caves are optional. Detail plan for exercise will be sent in addition. All available information from Chairperson of Cave diving commission.

Robert ANZIC, Chairperson of the Cave-diving Commission
e-mail: cavediving-commission@caverescue.eu

Passage enlargement workshop

Depends of the Spanish laws we would try to organise practice and demonstrations,

a little rescue-operation in a cave/a quarry with different technical stations.

Werner ZAGLER, Chairperson of the Passage Enlargement Commission
e-mail: pec@caverescue.eu

General Assembly

A new ECRA Board is to be elected this year.

Venue

Ramales de la Victoria, Alto Asón, Cantabria / Spain

Google Map

Meeting Location: Theater, Classrooms
Exercise area: —

Ramales de la Victoria

Participation Fee

The participation fee is 50 EUR and can be paid during registration of participants.

The participation fee includes accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner during the ECRA meeting.

Online Registration

Not yet available.

Official Language

The official language of the European Cave Rescue Meeting is English.
No simultaneous translation will be provided.

Presentations

All presentations must be written in English.
The presentations must be provided one week before the meeting to info@caverescue.eu.

Exercise

No special requirements so far.

Arrival and Departure

By plane, train, bus or private.

Bilbao Airport and Santander Airport are about 65 km away. These airports are accessed by the A‑8 Motorway and National Highways.

The region is covered by good regional and local roads, accessible all year round

Pickup Service

Not yet defined.

Accommodation

Accommodation on improvised campsite in the village sports area
is available. Please take your own campsite equipment.

(The option to install bunk beds in the sports center exists.)

Alternatives:  (not included in the participation fee)

The region has varied accommodation in terms of services and qualities, from 10-150€.
Where to stay:  https://www.cantabriaorientalrural.es/donde_alojarse.php

Visa

Citizens of EU countries, Switzerland, Norway and Liechtenstein do not require a visa. If in doubt, please contact the Spanish embassy in your country.

Letter of Invitation

If needed, the participants can request a Letter of Invitation by e-mail: info@caverescue.eu.

Partners

Regional Government of Cantabria, General Direction of Protección Civil

City council of Ramales de la Victoria

Guardia Civil’s Mountain Rescue Team / GREIM

Military emergency unit

Organising Committee

Martin GONZALES HIERRO, Head of the Local Organising Committee
Fundación Espeleosocorro Cántabro / ESOCAN, Spain

Dinko NOVOSEL, President of ECRA
Hrvatska Gorska Služba Spašavanja / HGSS, Croatia

Werner ZAGLER, Vice President of ECRA
Höhlenrettungsverbund Deutschland / HRVD, Germany

Kurt DENNSTEDT, General Secretary of ECRA
Österreichische Höhlenrettung / ÖHR, Austria

Giuseppe CONTI, Chairperson of the Technical Commission
Corpo Nazionale Soccorso Alpino e Speleologico / CNSAS, Italy
e-mail: technical-commission@caverescue.eu

Lana DONLAGIC, Chairperson of the Medical Commission
Hrvatska Gorska Služba Spašavanja / HGSS, Croatia
e-mail: medical-commission@caverescue.eu

Katrin HABEGGER, Vice Chairperson of the Medical Commission
Speleo Scours Swiss / SSS, Switzerland
e-mail: medical-commission@caverescue.eu

Robert ANZIC, Chairperson of the Cave-diving Commission
Jamarska Reševalna Služba Slovenije / JRS, Slovenia
e-mail: cavediving-commission@caverescue.eu

Werner ZAGLER, Chairperson of the Passage Enlargement Commission
Höhlenrettungsverbund / HRVD, Germany
e-mail: pec@caverescue.eu

Antoniya VLAYKOVA, Responsible for ECRA web visibility
Cave Rescue Bulgaria / CRB, Bulgaria

Contacts

Martin GONZALES HIERRO, Head of the Local Organising Committee
e-mail: martin@zalama.es

Dinko NOVOSEL, President of the ECRA
e-mail: president@caverescue.eu, Phone: +385 91 517 94 31

Werner ZAGLER, Vice President of the ECRA
e-mail: vice-president@caverescue.eu,
Phone: +49 151 750 41 557, +49 89 856 1328 (landline)

Kurt DENNSTEDT, General Secretary of the ECRA
e-mail: general-secretary@caverescue.eu, Phone: +43 680 230 00 25