Rescue operations directors

Rescue operations directors national school

The management of rescue interventions, and in particular of those events that last for long periods of time with the employment of a high and diversified use of men and technical and technological resources, is a complex activity which, as such, requires an adequate structuring and a very careful strategy that allow to perfectly adapt to the dynamics that gradually develop since the origin of the accident. There are several scenarios in which the various operating cases often require the collaboration between different authorities and organizations, the management of technicians coming from different backgrounds and trainings, the preparation of an accurate logistics and the care of the technical-operational supervision, an efficient system of communication, but also the maintenance of appropriate relationships with the operational realities involved, with the families of the people involved, with the judicial authority and with the local authorities, with the media and with all the other subjects involved in the event. Research and rescue interventions of missing people, avalanche activities or activities in deep or morphologically complex underground environments, activities during natural disasters or in Protezione Civile scenarios, or incidents subject to specific agreements with State authorities/military: all of them are situations of undoubted complexity that require not only considerable, proven experience, but also a correct and detailed preparation (and the maintenance of the latter) at excellent levels. It should also be remembered that even the ordinary management and the administration of the CNSAS structures involve specific competences, both in the legal-regulatory field (especially where it is necessary to establish relationships and agreements with local authorities and the public administration in general) and in the economic-financial one, in order to adapt the structure and its components to the general regulations of the sector and to the specific reference discipline. In order to meet these different needs, the Scuola Nazionale Direttori delle operazioni di soccorso or SNaDos (rescue operations directors national school) has established, based on the over sixty-years experience related to the management of various rescue activities in a hostile and impervious environment, a series of guidelines and specific training plans of both educational and executive nature. Deriving from these guidelines and plans, it has been established the creation of special information and training courses for the elective roles inside the CNSAS or for the technicians who cover or intend to cover managerial and executive roles within the CNSAS. In particular, the School organizes and supervises the training of the Direttori delle Operazioni di Soccorso (DOS) or rescue operations directors, of the Tecnici di Ricerca (TeR) or technicians specialized in the research of missing people, of the Coordinatori Operazioni di Ricerca (COR) or research operations coordinators, of the Addetti Stampa (ASD) or press officers, and of the Tecnici di Centrale Operativa (TCO) or operating center technicians.

The School also supports other CNSAS structures with regard to the special training of its staff and works actively (with the agreement or without) with the national health service and/or with the Protezione Civile structures at the various levels considered.

The School is recognized by the art. 5, paragraph 1, letter h of Law no. 74/01.