The SERM Academy is an international training school concerning the seismic response management. SERM Academy aims at strengthening an integrated system for the seismic emergency management and at improving the cross-border interoperability among civil protection actors.

On May, 7, 2016 the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, the Regional Civil Protection, the Italian National Fire Service, the University of Udine, the “Associazione dei Comuni Terremotati e dei Sindaci della Ricostruzione del Friuli” and the Venzone municipality signed an agreement in order to set up the SERM Academy, and to realize a training camp at Portis Vecchio in Venzone (Udine, Italy).

The Academy takes advantage of the synergic collaboration of the above mentioned actors, and it focuses primarily to meet the training objectives of the Regional Civil Protection and of the National Fire Service, in optics to define an integrated response model.

Within the SERM Academy, innovative technologies and procedures are developed and tested to support the response management to emergencies. In particular, the “iTriage” approach aims at engineering the integrated patrol techniques for the management of emergencies, using innovative methodologies and ad-hoc IT solutions.

Within SERM Academy, SPRINT researchers are coordinating the iTRIAGE approach(engineering of integrated patrol techniques for the management of emergencies,in Italian: “Ingegnerizzazione di Tecniche Ricognitive Integrate Applicate allaGestione dell’Emergenza”). iTriage aim is the creation of IT…
Portis Vecchio training camp
The SERM Academy [/en/serm-academy/] was founded with the aim of contributing tothe development of an integrated system model for the management of the responsein seismic emergency and the improvement of cross-border interoperability amongthe different subjects involved after an earthquake. Po…
Portis Vecchio
Portis is a small village in the municipality of Venzone, in Udine province.The village is located at 250 m of altitude where the river Fella strikes into the Tagliamento. HYSTORICAL OVERVIEW (Italian only) Portis nel 13 a.C.Sin dalle origini, la località in cui sorge Portis,

While disasters and emergencies could impact everyone, their effect on people with disabilities and/or special needs is often compounded by factors such as reliance on electrical power, elevators, accessible transportation, and accessible communication – all of which can be compromised in emergency situations. Recently, SERM Academy proposed a training experience day on "disabilities in emergencies" to improve the preparation for managing people with disabilities in emergency scenarios.


SERM-ex 2022 Exercise
As part of the activities of the SERM Academy (Safety and Emergency Response Management international training school), on December 1st, 2022, the SERM-ex 2022 exercise was held to test the methodology for weather-hydrological triage developed ad-hoc as part of the SERM Academy’s activities, and whi…
Exercise SEMex2018
On September, 13th, 2018 the SERM-ex exercise took place in the Portis Vecchiotraining camp.
Exercise SERMex2017
WHEN From 11 to 15 September 2017 - View posts on the SPRINT Blog[] (only in Italian) WHERE Portis Vecchio (training site of the SERM Academy), Venzone (municipality),Palmanova (Regional Civil Protection headquarter) OBJECTIVES The ex…
Exercise SERMex2014
WHEN From April 28 to May 8 there was an exercise in Venzone. It aims at testing theeffectiveness of the response of the institutions of the FVG in case of anearthquake, also through the assessment of structural criticality/ problems andthe management of urgent technical interventions for emer…