Valencia Funeral Expo Funermostra

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FIAT-IFTA International President Claus-Dieter Wulf visits the Valencia Funeral Expo and FIAT-IFTA Actif Member MEMORA

The Mémora Group sponsors the twelfth edition of the international fair of funeral products and services, Funermostra, held in the Feria Valencia from Wednesday 22nd until Friday 24th. Some of the activities organized by Mémora that will take place at the fair are the organization of a disaster drill, the presentation of the exhibition of funeral art and culture "The other side of life" and presenting a sponsorship agreement with Duelia. At the exhibition 120 companies, 91 domestic and 29 from abroad have presented their products and services in an exhibition area of 2,500 square meters.

Mémora organises a disaster drill within Funermostra. More specifically, it will be a gas explosion, in which there will be two fatalities and around six to eight wounded people.The event, lasting for 20 minutes, will take place on Wednesday 22 at 12:05 pm in Hall 2 of the Valencia Fair and it will be chaired by Councillor delegate Cemeteries of the City of Valencia, by Mr. Claus Dieter Wulf, President of the European employers EFFS funeral services and by Vice president of EFFS and Mémora Mr. Eduard F. Vidal, among others.

The drill will involve the City Council, Police, Fire brigade, Red Cross, the Institute of Legal Medicine of Valencia and the Federation of Amateur Theatre of Valencia, whose actors are the victims of the disaster. Mémora International, the international repatriations platform of Mémora, brings to the simulation a campaign morgue, unique in Spain, as a resource available to be transferred and used in emergency situations, as well as protocols and professional teams prepared to act in such situations.

"The goal of the exercise is to show the essential work of professionals from diverse sectors who have to work in concert, including the funeral industry, in order to respond quickly to families who have lost a loved one," explains Eduard F . Vidal, VP Mémora Group. The organization of the simulation responds to the need to raise awareness of the necessary coordination between law enforcement bodies, medical examiners, psychologists and funeral all of them tackling an event of this kind. The importance of improved coordination among stakeholders was precisely one of the conclusions of the first “Consular and Forensic Medicine Conference” and organized by Mémora International in Madrid last year. "This drill captures the exchange of ideas that took place in the conference in Madrid," says Vidal.


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