Improvement of the capacity for risk management in case of major forest fires in the cross-border region - coordination, training, observation, innovative methods and equipment

Project code:CB007.1.31.189
Project call:CB007.1
Priority axis / Specific objective:3.1 Joint Risk Management
Type of project:Investment
Project duration in months:24
Project final contract amount:587856.32 €
Project EU co-financing rate:85.00 %
Project start date:23.11.2016
Project end date:22.11.2018
Project intervention field:087 - Adaptation to climate change measures and prevention and management of climate related risks e.g. erosion, fires, flooding, storms and drought, including awareness raising, civil protection and disaster management systems and infrastructures
Project summary:

Project aims: 1. Enhancing the capacity for response of fire and safety services in cases of forest and field fires in the cross-border region; 2. Improving joint risk management during forest fires extinguishing in the cross-border region; 3. Improving public awareness about the reasons for forest fires ignition and measures needed to be taken to reduce the number of man-made disasters and to mitigate the consequences from them.

The project envisages: Organizing a training centre for wildfires extinguishing - a training centre for staff training will be organized including 8 different sites; Elaboration of Training Programme for forest fires extinguishing; 4. Equipment delivery - the following equipment will be delivered: 2 specialized vehicles for forest fires extinguishing, 1 Specialized system for aerial reconnaissance: microbus; 2 multicopters; 1 aicraft system; 4 Laptops; 1 Multifunctional device and 4 mobile phones for Regional Directorate Fire Safety and Civil Protection - Montana; 1 fire vehicle for all-terrain with suppoting equipment; 5 Desktop computers; 3 Laser printers; 1 tablet; 2 external hard discs; 50 Collapsible fire pump, 3 laptops for Sector for Emergency Situations, Serbia; 5. Common Operational Procedure elaboration; 6. Elaboration of Plan for joint actions; 7. Trainings of the management and operational staff and Field exercise; 8. Awareness campaign will be conducted to give information to the public of the basics of how wildfires ignite structures combined with scientifically proven mitigation actions.


Leading partner
Directorate General Fire Safety and Civil Protection - Ministry of the Interior
Sector for Emergency Management - Ministry of Interior