“A team of nine American first responders traveled to Skopje for a flood response exercise Sept. 17-21. Named Comprehensive Response Vodno 2018, the exercise is part of the U.S. Civil-Military Emergency Preparedness Program, under the Center for Civil-Military Relations.

The team, made up of experts from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Vermont National Guard, and Vermont Emergency Management spent the week working with Macedonian first responders to improve national and international cooperation in Macedonia in the area of emergency planning and preparedness. The week’s events included presentations, lessons learned discussions and a three-day tabletop exercise to challenge the more than 125 participants.” (DVIDS)