Initiated by the State Security Adviser Astrid Meyer: The Tyrolean Security Forum as a networking and discussion event for authorities, emergency organizations and communities
- Blackout prevention and safety at major events as two major themes of the opening event
“From blackout precautions to security in major events – crisis and disaster management operates only in the network. In order to ensure the best possible security for the population and the ability to act quickly and in a coordinated manner in the event of potential crises and disasters, cooperation and networking between authorities and emergency organizations and communities is of central importance The person in charge of security LRinAstrid Meyer. In order to create a common platform for exchange, the member of the State Security Council launched the Tyrolean Security Forum. As part of the inaugural event on Thursday, representatives of the authorities and various emergency organizations gathered at Landhaus 2 in Innsbruck to exchange views on the topics of preventing blackouts and security at major events, among others. There was agreement that clear terminology should be used regarding blackouts and that residents – without spreading fear – should continue to be informed in a transparent manner. With regard to safety at major events, the participants spoke in favor of further strengthening the coordination of preventive and organizational measures.
“With the Tyrolean Security Forum, I would like to bring all officials to the same table on a regular basis. This not only allows getting to know each other personally as a prerequisite for optimal cooperation, but also serves for exchange of experiences, discussion and provides the opportunity to better prepare for current challenges through lectures Miscellaneous niche LRin Mir. In the future, the Security Forum will be held twice a year and each time will deal with different topics related to crisis and disaster management.
Blackout precautions are also possible for individuals
It was presented at the first Tyrolean Security Forum Elmar Rizzoli, Group Chair of the Tyrolean Center for Disaster and Crisis Management, on the possibility of power outages in Tyrol and the contingency plans already in place. “With regard to blackouts, it is important to use clear terminology: a blackout, that is, an unplanned breakdown of the power supply that lasts for several days, is not very likely in Tyrol. A clear distinction must be made between blackouts and power shortages. In this latter case “There may be overlapping regional and planned blackouts. A power outage should also not be confused with a temporary, regionally limited and mostly technical blackout. If the lights go out on the street, it doesn’t mean there is a widespread blackout,” Rizzoli says. . LRin Mayer adds: “We in Tyrol are in the privileged position of being able to live in a safe country with one of the best and safest electricity networks in the world. However, we are clearly not immune from disruptions to the European power grid, including blackouts. Our aim is therefore to be as prepared as possible for different scenarios and at the same time inform the public about the risks in a transparent manner.We recommend that every home stock up on supplies – such as drinking water, food and medicine – in case of a prolonged power outage. This is in no way intended to raise concerns, Rather, as a precaution – it’s always better to be safe than sorry. or. Obfuscation and how to act in the event of a crisis is available in the form of information sheets www.tirol.gv.at/blackout to get rid of them.
More cooperation for more safety in major events
The second item on the agenda of the first Tyrolean Security Forum is devoted to security at major events. As part of this explained Johannes StrobelDeputy Director of the State Police in Tyrol, Precautions taken by the police in major events. When a lot of people gather, the emergency services have to be especially careful. In addition to the optimal setup and establishment of security concepts on site, the interaction between administrators is crucial above all. Therefore meetings such as the Tyrolean Security Forum are another important step towards further communication,” says Strobel. LRin “Especially at big events, when thousands of people gather and sometimes crowds move, safety is the top priority. The emergency organizations in Tyrol have already provided excellent support for many events – from ski races and demonstrations to New Year’s Eve celebrations. I would like I would like to thank all the participants for this. As Minister of State Security, I would like to support emergency organizations as best I can and play the role of the post-Vienna Tyrolean voice on security issues.