Published June 30, 2021 | Version 1.00
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S&R Use Case 1: Victims trapped under rubble (Italy) - Pilot plan


The Use Case will take place in Poggioreale, a small community in Sicily, Italy, set in the Belice valley, which administratively belongs to the province of Trapani (TP). On the night of January 15th, 1968, a terrible earthquake raked through the Valle del Belice in southwest Sicily. Around 900 people died and ten towns and villages were significantly damaged.
Due to its current situation, the city is the perfect scenario to simulate an earthquake. A whole series of ad hoc situations will be simulated, in which the contribution of the tools/equipment developed within the project will be tested.
In UC1 we expect to simulate:

  • people trapped under the rubble and / or in premises not reachable as a consequence to the earthquake;
  • the release of gases and / or other toxic substances;
  • blocked roads preventing traditional vehicles to reach the area.


SnR_D8.2 - S&R Use Case 1 Victims trapped under rubble (Italy)- Pilot plan_v1.00.pdf

Additional details


Search and Rescue – Search and Rescue: Emerging technologies for the Early location of Entrapped victims under Collapsed Structures and Advanced Wearables for risk assessment and First Responders Safety in SAR operations 882897
European Commission