Why create a center for disaster response ?

Publié le 09/09/2019 à 17h54 (mis à jour le 10/09/2019 à 10h09)

The CDR is a partnership and a multi-actor approach that will focus on areas as research, academic publications, training and simulation, integrating several actors’ expertise, including expertise from the CHU, the SDIS, the Préfecture, the universities, research program centers and the Toulouse Institute of health simulation.

With a strong experience in terms of response to terrorist attacks and natural or industrial disasters, the CHU de Toulouse and the SDIS – with the support of the Préfecture, the ARS and the State services – have stand out as pioneers to manage disaster response through the organization inside the hospital and outside.


Cooperation of the SAMU 31, the SDIS 31 and the police to respond to the disaster

Regarding the expertise gained through the partnership with the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), the CDR will contribute to the BIDMC international network, including by :

  • Contributing to the preparation and management of disasters and health crisis ;
  • Handling academic, professional and management trainings to deal with disasters and health crisis ;
  • Proposing and contributing to research programs the fields of disasters and health crisis management ;
  • Responding to emergencies, when the CDR’s expertise is necessary, within the framework of the Parties’ own missions and with the support of the Préfecture and the ARS.

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