Title Address Description
German Federal Agency for Technical Relief
Provinzialstrasse 93 Bonn 53127 Germany
Entente pour la Forêt Méditerranéenne
Centre Francis Arrighi - Domaine de Valabre - RD7, 13120 Gardanne, France
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service
Bridle Rd, Bootle L30 4YD, UK
Service Départemental d’Incendie et de Secours de la Savoie
226 Rue de la Perrodière, 73230 Saint-Alban-Leysse, France
Hellenic Rescue Team of Attica
Agonaridou 10-12, Athina 117 44, Greece
Institute of Communication and Computer Systems
Zografou 157 73, Greece
Estias 1, Athina 115 26, Greece
Rudower Ch 29, 12489 Berlin, Deutschland
International Security Competence Centre GmbH
Kaiser Franz Joseph-Ring 21, 2500 Baden, Austria
Tohoku University
980-8579, Japan
SINTEF Digital – dept. of Mathematics and Cybernetics
Strindvegen 4, 7034 Trondheim, Norway
Commissariat A L’Energie Atomique et Aux Energies Alternatives
D36, 91190 Saclay, France
The University of Manchester
Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
German Institute for Standardisation
Saatwinkler Damm 42-43, 13627 Berlin, Germany
Trilateral Research Ltd
Gorteens, Waterford, Co. Kilkenny, X91 W0XW, Ireland
58a Rue du Dessous des Berges, 75013 Paris, France

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service

Bridle Road
Bootle L30 4YD
United Kingdom
Website: www.merseyfire.gov.uk

General information

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRA) is the statutory fire and rescue service covering the county of Merseyside in north-west England. It covers a population of 1.4 million people across 249 square miles.

MFRA is also the Lead Authority on behalf of the UK Governments Home Office for the management, assurance, coordination and training of Fire & Rescue National Resilience. National Resilience work streams include the following capabilities: CBRN(e) Mass Decontamination and Detection Identification and Monitoring, High Volume Pumping,  Urban Search and Rescue, Enhanced Logistics Support, and command and control.

Role in the project

MFRA will serve as first responder participating member in the project, defining gaps and requirements for the technical solution in WP1. Furthermore, it will take part in testing the CURSOR SaR Kit components and system throughout the different development phases, evaluating it abilities and performance against the tested scenarios (WP6). MFRA will also contribute to the work on standartisation with respect to USaR missions (WP7).

Participating members in the project 

Steve Gadsdon

Station Manager Steve Gadsdon has served in Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service for 27 years. He has been involved in USaR since 2004 and is currently seconded to the National Resilience USaR assurance team.