Structural engineers from USAR Teams of 11 countries meet from April 23.-27. in Poggioreale, Sicily to discuss and design the first-ever Structural Engineer Course for USAR Teams. In a mixture of lectures, workshops and a field exercise in the 1968 destroyed city of Poggioreale, the delegates developed a course that will be held annually for the INSARAG team engineers.

The five-day course for 2019 will be introduced to the Team leaders at the Team Leaders Meeting in Bucharest and opened in the Virtual Osoccc for registration in January 2019. It will be sponsored by THW Germany and the Italian Civil Protection and will offer 24 engineers a unique training experience.